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Home Sweet Home

It’s been a while. But you know, we've been busy! I'm happy to report that after almost a year of construction, we're finally in our home.   Being a homeowner comes with a variety of worries—from paying the mortgage to homeowners insurance and just day to day...

Let’s Build a House

Hey, guess what. We still don’t live in an Airstream. I know, broken record. But seriously? I thought we were going to be living in it all the way back in June of 2015! Haha, no. It’s still in the shop. Has been since August...

How Hard Can it Be?

We’re not even in our airstream yet, and I’m constantly thinking about life after the airstream. You know, that time in our lives when we won’t be traveling gypsies, moving from one parent’s home to the next. A time when we won’t be living in...

We have a road!

If you’ve been following our progress over the past several months, you’ll know that we’ve been waiting a long time to get a road, or driveway, pushed onto our property. We’ve said lots of things like, “it’s been a long road” or, well actually that’s...

Unplugged

After months of working, Beau and I decided to go back to my hometown, Canute, OK, for the Thanksgiving holiday. He, Oliver and I were all in need of a get away together and this seemed like the perfect opportunity to spend time with my...

Time to Downsize!

Last week Stefanie and I sent our beloved cat, Sebastian, to Seattle with our equally beloved friend, Richard. Stefanie has had Sebastian since he was a kitten, so it might seem strange to suddenly ship him off to Seattle after 14 years. So why did...

We Have A Road!…Almost

It's been a long road. Or at least a long wait to get a road. When we bought our 20 acre patch back in April, we knew the first thing we'd have to do is get a road pushed in so that we could access...

A Fibrous Diet

As some of you know, Beau and I attended a straw bale home building workshop this past week near Austin, Texas. The workshop was taught by Andrew Morrison of Straw Bale Innovations, and hosted by the owners of Belle Vie Farm & Kitchen, Perrine and Aubrey...

Balin’ Out

This week we have just a brief entry for you as we find ourselves in Thrall, TX, which is just a bit Northeast of Austin. We’re here attending a hands-on straw bale house building workshop led by Andrew Morrison of StrawBale Innovations. Attending one of...