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The Building of the Simple House – Story by Story

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The Simple House At The Farm

Simple House ProjectBelow, we take your story by story through the challenges, trials, tribulations and excitement of building “Our Simple House.” From permits to plans, construction of the foundation, walls and full exterior – right down to creating and pouring our own concrete counter tops and finishing off the interior. If you want to know about building a simple house step by step – then this is it.

Our goals for the house are simple and straightforward: Design and build – as much as possible on our own – a minimal cost, energy-efficient, low maintenance home that utilizes only the space we need. A simple home that allows us to live and enjoy the farm now and forever.

When it comes right down to it – every person, every couple and every family has different needs for what works best for them. With that said, one thing is for sure – there is an awful lot of wasted and unused space in many of the homes built today, and that space is costly, time-consuming and increasingly difficult to maintain as we all grow older.

We hope that by eliminating the wasted space and only building what we need – we can create a home at the farm that allows us the freedom to enjoy life.There is a tremendous amount of freedom in living with less. In reality, it will allow us to live with so much more.  

Here are the articles, and the story of building our Simple House.

Creating Homemade Porch Railings From Rebar – Simple & Inexpensive!

Our homemade porch railings from rebar. The back porch is complete! Who knew creating homemade porch railings could be so easy? I guess we've never been ones to stay traditional. So when it came time to put deck railings on the back porch of the Simple House, we certainly didn't want to install ordinary wooden balusters. We have…

Spring Photos From The Farm And Garden – The Farm Comes Alive!

Spring photos! There is nothing quite like the inspiring beauty of spring. The snow is long gone. The temperatures have started to climb. And everything, everywhere begins to burst into color. As we took our annual spring photo tour around the farm this past weekend, it was amazing to see how much the farm has…

How To Create A Small Cabin With Big Space – The Frontier Cabin Project!

One of the most exciting projects at our new farm is the building of our Frontier cabin - and even though it has just 524 square feet of living space, you might be surprised at how this small cabin has everything you need to live big! When we were designing the layout of the new…