Since the beginning of my marriage, I’ve said to my husband I never wanted to move. I never wanted to leave this place that has embraced and healed me in more ways than one. However, there is nothing you wouldn’t do for your child, and to be honest, this 1600 sq ft hunting cabin with a relatively new addition just does not cut it.
My son is only 4 months old right now and has very few toys. We also have very few “baby containers” (i.e. swings, bouncers, etc) as people like to call them yet our livable space always feels so cluttered and out of sorts.
I’ve looked around numerous times at our humble first home, a space that played a part in inspiring this very blog, and thought to myself “there is no way this will suit a toddler in just a few years”. I want my boy to have space to exist without feeling overwhelmed or crowded.
The opportunity has presented itself so that we may renovate and renovate we will.
The little house on the hill, just a jump, skip, and a hop away…the same house I swore would need tearing down due to damage and neglect will be our new home in just a few short months.
There are many pros and cons to this transition.
- new house
- shiny things
- bigger space
- a chance to revamp some farm infrastructure as we’ve lived and learned from our current mistakes
- Baby boy has a larger space as he learns to crawl and walk
- 2nd chance at a full nursery design
- a place for horses, cows, pigs, etc.
The cons being:
- lots and lots of work
- starting over on all DIY projects (chicken coop, garden, etc)
I don’t sleep at night as my mind doesn’t ever shut off at exactly what it means to build a home. There are so many details, big and intricate, as well as so many decisions to be made.
But the process has definitely begun. The ball is rolling, and fast. Stay tuned, friends. Let’s make something beautiful!