Jeff has been working on siding these past couple of weeks. We chose ash gray or is it grey? I think it might be both. Anyway, it's going up slowly but surely. I saw a house on pinterest that was all monochromatic grey that I fell in love with. It helped me make decisions on trim/trim color. We're doing minimal trim and painting most of it gray to match.
He has one side, the gables and the dormer still to do and it's harder and slower than he anticipated, but everything always is. He's a very optimistic person. We balance one another out.
This is the inspiration picture of a house done by Ken Pursley found here.
Hello, we're Jeff and Celeste and we are the homeschooling parents to five precious children and small slew of farm animals on our little 5 acre homestead. This blog is about the journey we began in July of 2009 when we decided to take $15,000 we inherited from Jeff's grandparents and try our hardest to build a house from scratch with cash. In less than 6 months of Jeff working weekends on the house with the help of few wonderful friends and family members, we moved into our little 1200 square foot cottage home. It isn't finished and the going is slow, but to date we have a fully functional home and have spent less than $30,000. Finishing is going to take us some time as we continue to do the work ourselves and only as we can afford to pay cash for the materials. Our budget is very real (and small) so we hope this blog might inspire others to step out of the box and try something different too. For us, it has resulted in becoming more self sufficient, shedding about $70,000 worth of debt and finally living in a house we built in the country like we've always dreamed. I appreciate everyone of you who take the time to stop by here and read a little.