Um… yeah. So we bought this house just under a year ago, and we’ve already decided to move again! So I’m pretty much keeping up with my tradition of moving every year, which I’ve done since I graduated college. Crazy, I know. But it ends with this one. Why? Because we’re building on an acre of my parents’ property! Yes, you heard that right. I’m moving back home, sort of. See, my parents live on a 60 acre plot of land with their good friends. They technically own 30, but it’s not sectioned off. Over the Easter holiday we started talking about the future, and where we’d like to settle down. Both of us thought of the Hill Country as our forever home, and when my parents offered us an acre, we jumped at it!
After a lot of talk and planning, we chose to go with Tilson Homes. We’ve heard a lot of great things about them, plus the hubs’ dad built his home with them and hasn’t had any problems in the 20 years it’s been built. So, which one did we choose?
The San Bernard! Ooooo, pretty right? We made some changes to the plan already. It has a 2.5 car garage originally, and we nixed the half. Then slid that window over to the house side, and have the garage doors on the front. Does that make sense? Probably not 😉 But it will once we break ground and I can post pictures! Here’s a sneak peek of the floorplan.
So the only major change to the plans is nixing the half car, then sliding the doors 90 degrees clockwise to the front of the house. Oh, and the other big thing? We’re only getting it “Semi-Finished”. Which means they’re only taking it to the sheetrock. We’re in charge of flooring, painting, cabinets, plumbing and electrical fixtures, as well as some other odds and ends. So the “smaller stuff” we’ll DIY, while the major components (framing, roofing, HVAC, electrical) will be left to the pros. We’re really, really excited. Like crazy excited. Charlie will get to grow up a country girl! We can even get her a horse, and I can have chickens, and I don’t have to worry about her riding her bike on a busy street. Because unless you consider cows major traffic, she’ll be the only one running the roads 😉
If things go smoothly, we’ll be breaking ground sometime in late July or August. And then only 3-4 months of construction until it’s our turn! So around the New Year, we’ll be saying Adios to Lake Jackson, and Hello San Marcos! Can. Not. WAIT!