A beautiful farm.
We went to check out another farm house last night.
This one is older than dirt. We couldn’t look inside yet because the land lord lives 100 miles away. She told me to go check out the location and if we liked it we could schedule a time to see the inside.
Well the outside is interesting. It’s a 100 year old Victorian farm house. I looked in the windows and it’s not terrible inside–small, ugly wall paper, but clean looking.
It has electric baseboard heating. If you’ve had that heating please tell me how it is. Is it extremely expensive? (Electricity is fairly cheap here, 6 cents per kwh or whatever it’s called. I’ve never stopped to think electricity costs before.)
We would have to buy a couple window AC units for it if we want air conditioning, and it has no appliances except for a very old avocado green electric stove.
This house is for rent instead of buying. We can’t find (or afford, I guess) The Perfect Farm House right now, so we’re waiting to buy. However I thought maybe we could rent for a few years and be closer to Tyler’s work while we save up and take our time hunting around for the farm we’ll want to live on forever. That makes sense, right?
Living at this old house would be an adventure, and I would feel ok living in an old house if we didn’t own it–it’s not like we’ll be responsible for major structural repairs or depreciating value or something.
Plus, the farm is gorgeous. 18 acres of slow rolling hills, wildflowers, and a big barn.
This is the long driveway.
The house is on the left. Here is the field on the left, right before the house.
All of that clear land as far as you can see would be my property to fill with livestock and small children.
Then look a bit farther to the right and there’s the house.
I did mention that living in it would be an adventure, right?
This is the field right of the house behind the pine tree in the above photo.
The barn is over there.
View of the house from outside of the barn.
(The house has an upstairs window boarded up and painted over.)
Field behind the barn. So peaceful.
All of that belong with the house, as far as you can see!
The rent is only $850 a month. That’s only $100 more than our mortgage now.
If we can move there and rent out our current house or sell it, then we’d be all set.
Again I don’t know if this is meant to be. There’s always so much waiting involved to see if it will work out…
Oh and I forgot to mention the best part! This farm is about three minutes from where Tyler works.
His current commute is up to 2.5 hours in horrible city traffic. $300 minimum each month in gasoline.
Can you imagine living on this paradise three minutes away, just straight down the road? We could spend so much more time with him!
I know that everything will work out the way it’s supposed to be. It’s just the suspense of waiting that’s killer!