It’s hard to believe, but we are down to just 6 short days until Move In Day at the farm! The water, electric, gas, heat and air have all been hooked up – and the mad dash to complete a million little last-minute projects is on!

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The Simple House at the farm – 6 days to go to move in day!

We  still have quite a bit to finish up on our little Simple House at the farm. The counter tops won’t arrive for a few weeks. The floors still need to be finished and sealed, and a handful of other small projects will need our attention in the following months as well. But that can all take a backseat next week, because we will finally call the farm our full-time home!   

With about 100% confidence, I can tell you we will never say we are “completely” finished at the farm. There is simply too much fun for us in always having a few projects to do. But the fact that we can now work on those projects anytime we want is a dream come true. 

So as we head into the final week of true construction – we thought we would share the progress of the Simple House through a little photo tour below  – we hope you enjoy!

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6 Days Till Move In Day – The Photo Tour

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The big fans are now hanging in the main room
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The Kitchen Barn Wood Island is complete and waiting on the countertop to arrive
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The metal on the back porch is in place and the back porch ceiling fans will go up this week
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The kitchen area – countertops and window trim will finish it off!
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The Control Room – the little 8 x 6 room in the back of the house is about the last area we need to finish.
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The simple split air conditioner unit above the cabinet cools the entire house. I love how it blends in, with zero ducts in the house
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The on-demand water heater that serves two purposes – a hot water tank and our furnace. One side will send out hot water through tubes in the floor in the winter to heat the home efficiently without a single duct. The other side heats our hot water
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The garage is nearing completion as well
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In the garage – we continued to use the metal and wood combo for the walls. The metal used as a knee wall should help to keep things clean
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The on demand heat system with the pipe connections for the floor. About as complicated as the Simple House gets.
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The shower is all in and ready to go! For a smaller house plan – we kept the shower space big to keep from feeling cramped
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The Big Wall as we now call it. A blank slate ready to be decorated. The ideas that have been flowing in from our readers have been amazing – now we just need to pick one!
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Just to know there will always be projects – the bonus area in the garage is far from completion πŸ™‚

12 thoughts on “The Simple House Photo Tour Update – One Week Till Move In Day!

  • November 6, 2016 at 9:12 am
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    Is the flooring your only source of heat? If you have already explained this elsewhere I’m sorry I missed it. I didn’t know if the air conditioner was also a heating unit too. Thank you for your time.

    • November 6, 2016 at 9:17 am
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      No problem Teresa. It is our only source and really works incredible well. In fact, it heats the home better than any heat source we have ever used. It is very warm and we love the fact that there are no ducts or air filter to clean..

  • October 14, 2016 at 11:24 am
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    Looks so amazing! You guys are a such an inspiration! We love your recipes, garden advice and nifty projects. We’ve been directing everyone we know to your site! We can’t wait to see what you do with the big wall. Don’t forget to think about window seats! For extra beauty, comfort (if padded 😊) and for a little extra storage! It could be where you store the wall decor to swap out by season. But whatever you end up with, We’re sure it will be perfect! Congratulations!! πŸ‚πŸ‚πŸπŸπŸ‚πŸ‚πŸŒ»πŸŒ»πŸŒ»πŸŒ»
    ~ Sue Catchings

    • October 15, 2016 at 7:21 am
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      Thank you so much! We are so glad you enjoy the site – Happy Fall to you!

  • October 1, 2016 at 11:45 am
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    So beautiful! You must be ecstatic to move in! Would you mind sharing info on your on-demand heat system? We are going to start our build in the spring and plan on putting in in-floor heat (water). The brand would be very helpful and the reason why you chose it over a boiler? Many thanks!!

  • October 1, 2016 at 12:07 am
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    It looks beautiful! I n 4 or 5 years my husband will be retiring and we plan to move into our “cottage”. It’s about 1450 Sq ft. We are trying g to figure out how to whittle down our stuff to fit. Lol. It’s a process! You are my inspiration!

  • September 30, 2016 at 3:56 pm
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    We are so happy with our on demand hot water heater that also heats our home via radiant heat pipes in the floor. Having that system in place made it relatively easy to later integrate a wood boiler that heats our home and domestic household water in the winter. You are going to LOVE it! We also have the same ceiling fans and nearly the same AC setup!

  • September 30, 2016 at 1:23 pm
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    Beautiful and practical. The heating and cooling ideas are intriguing. Toni

  • September 25, 2016 at 3:24 pm
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    It looks wonderful. Best wishes for a smooth transition. Enjoy!

  • September 25, 2016 at 10:22 am
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    Beautiful! Enjoy

  • September 25, 2016 at 10:08 am
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    how exciting! You guys are forging the way for us! I’m amazed at how many similarities in design that we share! We had our plan sketched out long before I found your blog, but you have helped us in certain decisions πŸ™‚ We are a long way off but it is encouraging to see your progress! Happy move in day! Cathie & Gregg

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