We are far away from building my future home. I'm thinking possibly a year.
My dad has drawn it out.
My dad is a contractor. He built their house and my sister's house. He has built other homes as well but from day to day he mostly does remodeling.
I explained to my dad what I wanted in Jack and I's home and then let him do the smart work. I don't have a lot of requests. I want two bedrooms, an open living room, a nice size laundry room, and a big front porch (not pictured).
My parents own 5 acres and when my sister built their house they bought part of the land. We have laid down the flags in two different locations for my house. I like one over the other but my dad thinks the other may be the better option due to plumbing or pipes or something else I don't understand. He is doing what he does to figure that out.
This is the view of my sister's house from the flags of the location that I like the best. The brown muddy spot is where my dad grows his tomatoes in the spring/summer. He has a big garden area in the back but this is his tomato area. He said he could easily move it.
I really really really want a screened in back porch. My dad says no because he knows it will get too dirty because we basically live surrounded by fields. My parents have a house length back porch but it has windows with screens on them. I know that each time the wind gets going or the rain starts flowing then we have we run and close the windows. I know he knows best but I still wish, you know?
Although we are very early into this project, I'm still over the top excited.
Be prepared for many updates as we work through this process.