I signed the contract on the land yesterday and we are gonna close on it today! YAY!
Now I am thinking about what TYPE of house we are gonna build. I have always wanted a cob but any kind of sustainable housing is great. I would love to build something different ya know, like an earthship or strawbale house.
The land itself is perfect for a house partially underground. There is a hill on the land seen in this picture that would make for an awesome inground house. This picture was taken standing at the bottom of this hill. I know one thing its plenty tall enough for it, and deep enough to give plenty of living space. I am still trying to talk Noor into all this. He knows its been my dream for several years to do something like this. its cheaper to build for one thing, and it will end up being cheaper on our heating and cooling costs if we end up having any at all! Noor is kinda hell bent we are gonna build the traditional house, he is afraid of the laws and whatnot, but I keep telling him this property is 1 MILE from a main road...unless neighbors call in on us I doubt anyone would know, and as of right now we have NO neighbors! Most people in this part of the country have the idea, if it dont hurt me then screw it...so thats a good thing. Our weirdo house wont be bothering anyone so I doubt there will be a problem with authorities.
So I will keep you guys updated here of what is going on with the building of the house, and again if anyone out there knows someone who wants a house in Louisville Ky holla at me, I got a fine one for sale cheap. All I want out of this is enough to pay off the mortgages which is about 85,000 bucks. Cheap for a 2 bedroom house with 1100 sq feet of room and a .47 acre lot very close to downtown Lousiville.
I am so excited!! I wish we hadnt bought this house now. i wish we could just move in with mom for a little while or something and start building NOW! Like this afternoon! LOL