The Farm House Photo Tour Update – November, 2016.

It has been just 45 days since “move-in-day” at the new farm house. It’s hard to believe that in just 7 short months, the hill overlooking the farm has gone from a grass-covered space, to the place where we now call home.

Our house remains a work in progress. The plan all along was to get the structure “livable” by late fall, and complete the finishing touches “in residence” through the winter months. So far, it seems to be working well.

Although it can be a bit tough at times, the benefits of finally living at our farm have far outweighed the small inconvenience of living in an active construction zone. 

One thing is for sure – we cannot believe the freedom “living smaller” has brought to our lives. At just 1054 square foot of living space, our little farmhouse still has the space for everything we could possible need. I think we can both honestly say that we have not missed a single square foot of the space we had in our old house. We certainly don’t miss the extra cost and time it took to maintain it!

We hope you enjoy our farm house photo tour below – we still have a long way to go, but each week, and with every project crossed off the list – we get a little closer!  For more info on the house, see: The Simple House Project

Happy Simple Living – Jim and Mary

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The Farm House Photo Tour Update – November, 2016.

The house and garage as they looked at the top of the hill in mid-November. It’s hard to believe that just seven months ago, it was nothing more than an empty field.

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The view of the back porch. We are finishing up the stairs now, with the railings to follow soon.

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An up close look at two of the LED Edison bulbs that hang over the kitchen island. We have used the industrial look of the bulbs throughout the house. They may look old, but the LED lights are super efficient, and give off plenty of light to the open space.

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The kitchen with the oversized Edison bulb fixture hanging from the ceiling above.

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We installed the kitchen back splash this past week in the kitchen. We opted for groutless mini metal subway tiles to help tie in the galvanized interior ceilings and stainless appliances.

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More photo’s below…




The shower is finally complete – that was a must for moving in!

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We completed the knee walls in the loft in mid-September. We will hang sliding barn doors for easy access. The knee walls have been a perfect solution to adding all important storage space to the floor plan.

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The built in wine rack area below the stair case. Made from rough sawn pine, shiplap scraps, and a 24″ wide live edge piece of local cherry. 

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The view of the main living area from the loft. We still need to add the rolling library ladder and picture wall to the Scrabble Wall.

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The propeller fans are now installed on the back porch. We love the unique look they give to the back porch area. 

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Although we won’t be able to put many of our landscaping plants in the ground till next spring, we were able to install all of the rock edging and beds around the house. We will complete the walkways with pea gravel to match the other walking paths around the barn and garden.

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No, you are not seeing double. A view of the farm and a painting of the farm from our back porch. One of my favorite photos of all time.

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36 thoughts on “The Farm House Photo Tour Update – 45 Days After Move In

  • December 7, 2016 at 3:46 pm
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    We are really enjoying following along with your jouney and hope to use many of your tips for our future home. Thank you for sharing! Perhaps it is hidden somewhere else on your website, but do you have a tally somewhere of how much this project cost . .maybe separated into general categories like site prep, frame, foundation, septic, etc? It would be nice to compare your approch with others like purchasing or retrofitting an existing home, modular homes, etc. Totals really assist the comparison. πŸ™‚

    • December 11, 2016 at 8:11 am
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      Hi Rachel This is something that we are currently working on in order to share the exact amounts. We hope to have it out soon.

      • December 11, 2016 at 1:48 pm
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        Thanks!

  • November 30, 2016 at 5:43 pm
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    Congratulations…..So peaceful looking. Your home fits right in with the surrounding area…..The pictures are great, especially the shower. Hope it big enough for two :)…

    C. Collins

  • November 22, 2016 at 12:05 am
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    Your home is truly beautiful! However, your recipe for the Loft House Style Cookies was spot on and I blame you and my daughter, the baker in the family, for making it more difficult to lose weight! LOL! We have enjoyed several of your recipes over the last few months.

  • November 21, 2016 at 8:57 am
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    We have fans on our back porch also. We have found not only do they provide air movement on a windless day but they also keep the mosquitos and bugs away ! Love the house ! What a great job !

  • November 21, 2016 at 8:55 am
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    We have fans on our pack porch. Not only do they move the air on a windless day but we have found they also keep the mosquitos and bugs away in the summer evenings !

  • November 21, 2016 at 8:42 am
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    I was so excited to see you’d shared photos of your home. It did not disappoint. So lovely!

  • November 21, 2016 at 8:16 am
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    Everything is beautiful and well thought out. I’m very interested in your ductless air conditioning which I would like to switch to for better air quality. Let us know as time goes by. Congrats !!

  • November 20, 2016 at 11:50 pm
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    Wonderful photos Jim and Mary! I LOVE your recipes and this house. I couldn’t live with stairs however- are there floor plans with none? Too many years on cement as a vet tech has trashed my knees.
    I am looking to build on my property but would need a long one story house. I need a craft/art room, a guest room and one for my grandson plus my own!

    Great photos!! Happy Thanksgiving and enjoy the new house. The kitchen is BEAUTIFUL!!!

  • November 20, 2016 at 9:45 pm
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    It looks really great and wish for you a Happy Thanksgiving in your new home and many wonderful memories.

  • November 20, 2016 at 6:07 pm
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    Beautiuful home, thanks for sharing.

    • November 20, 2016 at 8:10 pm
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      Thank you so much Suzanne!!!

  • November 20, 2016 at 11:41 am
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    You all did a wonderful job and I can’t wait to see it progress!

    • November 20, 2016 at 8:09 pm
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      Thank you Heidi – we are so fortunate to have so many great followers like you!

  • November 20, 2016 at 11:14 am
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    I enjoy everything about your website especially trying some of your new ideas. I built stake-a-cages for my tomatoes this year. They proved to be great conversation starters. Your home is lovely. Thanks for reminding me that the simple life is something I can celebrate. Happy ThanksgivjngπŸ¦ƒ

    • November 20, 2016 at 8:08 pm
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      Thank you so much Carol! I am so glad the stake a cages worked out – and yes, so true – the simple life is certainly worth celebrating! Happy Thanksgiving to you as well!

  • November 20, 2016 at 10:53 am
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    Mary
    I love love love following your journey with your farm. It’s all so beautiful ! Thanks for sharing!πŸ’•

    • November 20, 2016 at 8:09 pm
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      Thank you so very much Linda! Happy Thanksgiving!

  • November 20, 2016 at 10:26 am
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    I love the clean surfaces, and the simplicity. It looks very Scandinavian! Beautiful home πŸ™‚

    • November 20, 2016 at 8:05 pm
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      Thank you Maria – we really tried to stay with simple, clean surfaces and lines throughout. Thanks so much!

  • November 20, 2016 at 10:17 am
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    Beautiful home. Thanks for the picture tour. Btw, What direction does the porch face and why are there ceiling fans on the open porch area?
    Thanks
    Ps: I made the pumpkin dip from your recipe for a family party two weeks ago…everyone loved it.

    • November 20, 2016 at 7:12 pm
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      There are fans on the porch so you can have a breeze on a hot, windless day.

      • November 20, 2016 at 8:11 pm
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        Kassya – yes indeed – and it is actually amazing how well they work in moving the air on the porch!

    • November 20, 2016 at 8:07 pm
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      Robert – Thank you so much for the compliments and love that the pumpkin dip worked out! The porch faces North and overlooks the farm. We really wanted to have a few overhead fans on the porch to move a little air on hot summer days – and more than anything else just loved the look of the propeller fans πŸ™‚

  • November 20, 2016 at 10:02 am
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    Simply beautiful!
    I love those prop style fans on the porch. Could you provide details; brand and where you purchased?

    • November 20, 2016 at 8:15 pm
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      Thank you Cred – we really love the way they look on the porch. We actually found the fans on line at Lowes.

  • November 20, 2016 at 9:05 am
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    Your Dream Came True!! God Bless!!
    Lexie & Bill

    • November 20, 2016 at 8:04 pm
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      Thank you Lexi and Bill – We feel very blessed to have had the opportunity to build, and have absolutely loved every minute of the process.

  • November 20, 2016 at 9:02 am
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    A one word description…,stunning. The house, the view , everything.
    I love all of your posts , especially the helpful DIY tips.
    Stay warm y’all.

    • November 20, 2016 at 8:17 pm
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      Thank you so much Sandra, and so glad you love the articles! Jim and Mary

  • November 20, 2016 at 8:51 am
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    Absolute PARADISE you’ve created. What a beautiful job and sense of pride you must feel with having accomplished your dream and so many personal touches that you’ve made for the home. Best of health , happiness and prosperity. Happy Thanksgiving.

    • November 20, 2016 at 8:01 pm
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      Paula – Thank you so much and Happy Thanksgiving to you and your family as well! We really have enjoyed the whole building process so much!

  • November 20, 2016 at 8:34 am
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    What an absolutely beautiful home. I love your website and all of your wonderful posts. Congratulations on all that you are accomplishing on your beautiful farm!

    • November 20, 2016 at 8:00 pm
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      Melissa – thank you so much for the kind words! Jim and Mary

    • November 20, 2016 at 8:02 pm
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      Thank you so much Melissa – and we are so glad you enjoy the website – we love having the chance to write about the farm!

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