We, like many other city folk, look forward to a place of respite on our days off from work. We have spent countless weekends driving the countryside, staying at Bed and Breakfasts’, going to small town festivals all in order to feel some minute connection to nature. Then one day, we realized we wanted a place of our own to enjoy, not only on the weekends but to someday retire to. Thus began a 6 year project of looking for that perfect piece of property. We found plenty of dream locations but the only problem with every one of them turned out to be the price tag. Finally, after much thought we decided we didn’t need a 20 – 50 acre place and that truly all we need is an acre or two. Once we made that decision it took about 6 months and we found an ideal location that had the amenities we needed: city sewer, city water, electricity at the road and some place with a nice view. I don’t want to look at my neighbors kitchen window, I do that everyday now and I want away from that concept. That was a year and a half ago. Since then Bob has been designing what will be our, hopefully, ideal home. We need something that can be closed up for the weekends, takes advantage of the view we have, isn’t expensive to heat and cool and easy to clean. Bob designed a home that pays homage to the farm home breezeway, a home that basically is split in two. The kitchen and living room in one building and the master suite in the other with a breezeway large enough to have family dinners outside in it. I’ll share his renderings so you can see his concept. I know that whatever we end up actually building will be amazing because that’s just how Bob is. I’m glad you are sharing this journey with us and hope to hear from you about your homestead or dreams of a homestead.