Sunday, July 24, 2011

Nomads No Longer

Over the last few months a lot has been happening for us - moving out of our house and in with Erik's family, traveling to Manitoba and then living with my family.
We've been like nomads; a family of wanderers, drifting from place to place, without a home to call our own...

OK, that's a bit extreme.

But there has been a sense of "homelessness" and the feeling of looking forward to getting our things out of storage and settling into our own space again.

The good news is that as of the end of August, we WILL have a place to call home. Because at the end of August, this beautiful piece of British Columbia will be in the possession of Erik & I, along with Erik's parents:


The four of us started looking at a property to buy together back in the spring and when this one came up, it had a lot of the qualities we were looking for: 5 acres of flat (useable) land, a shop, located on a quiet street, close to the kids' school, close to town... and LOTS of potential. Our offer was accepted the week before we left for Manitoba and Erik's parents' current house sold very shortly after.

(The property includes this field behind the barn - what we will do with this space is yet to be determined.)


The "new" house itself leaves a lot to be desired. It will be a "make-do" kind of situation for now until we decide on permanent changes. But we'll be able to create two separate living spaces that should work for everyone involved - at least for the short-term.

(back of the house)


Here's the space between the house and the barn.


This is the side of the house looking down the driveway towards the street. We're right at the end of a cul-de-sac, which I love.


This is the green space to the west of the house/shop/barn area. I'm excited to imagine the kids playing outside in this space as opposed to this space.


I'll share some indoor house pictures once we move in (let me just say the house wasn't the main drawing card for this property). So, stay tuned as we embark on this new adventure. Hard to believe we'll be living there just over a month from now!

12 comments:

laura.h said...

So excited for you guys! What a beautiful piece of property to have your kids grow up on!

amanda salmon said...

thats so great!! congratulations

rachel joy said...

Wheeeee! So exciting! The property looks great, can't wait to see the transformed inside! (The Map link didn't work for me, just went to a map of Abby ... )

Bonnie said...

It looks amazing! Congrats guys!!

Jamie said...

I re-posted the link - it works for me from my end so hopefully it works for the rest of you now...

kelly ens said...

SO excited for you guys!! We drove past it shortly after your offer was accepted - what a great location :)

the Dees fam said...

Wow, it's lovely!!! Congratulations! I'm sure you will all enjoy the open space!

Jen Glen said...

Wow! That's big news indeed! Congratulations!

Rick and Sandy said...

You'll be neighbours to the Voth's; this is a lovely area. Nice for you and your family :)

Lindsay said...

how exciting!!!! Congratulations!

Melissa said...

Yea! SO exciting for you and your family! I look forward to seeing the progress/changes as you make the place your own!

Janelle said...

wow!!!! i so wish we could have a chance to chat soon!! i'd love to hear all about this! this looks like a stunning property!!!!!! so happy for you guys!