Most of you know that we have being looking for a house to buy. Not just any house, but THE house. While we hold low hopes of living in any house for the rest of our lives, we decided to purchase the house that we wanted and not just any old house that fit into our budget. It took a long long time to find the right house. But I am here to tell you that we found it. No jokes. THE HOUSE. (Dustin here - she's not kidding about it. THE HOUSE).
This house not only holds all the things on our list, it had all the things we dreamed about as well. No seriously. It's passive solar. It has geo-thermal. The back property line is a river. It doesn't have a basement.
Yup, that's a pond. With turtles. (it's really hard to find a piece of property in North Indiana that doesn't have a pond.)
Breezeway that opens out onto the back patio. Complete with spiderwebs.
360 degree fireplace. But wait there is more. The fireplace has a motor/fan combo that blows air around the flue into the great room! Double awesomeness. That mantle has to go though...
So many trees. So many. Hickory, Walnut, Maple and a bunch I don't know the names of. (Dustin here again - also Oak, River Birch, White Pine, Sassafras, Buckeye, Ash, Elm, and a Cherry).
Chicken house, check. Ducks, check.
That second patio you see in the photo, that's right, leads to the pool. Yup, just said pool. It was a free gift with purchase kind of thing. We were not looking for a pool, but we got one now. And it's heated.
And it already has a pretty cool treehouse.