Well unfortunately we didn't get it. DH loved it too when he saw it, but he had to sleep on it overnight, and the delay lost us the house as meanwhile another couple had applied and the owner chose them over us. I was really devastated initially, but the very next day was contacted by someone who saw my add looking for a rental, and they have a house for rent on their 22 acre organic farm. We went to look at it today, and while it doesn't have the wow factor, and this place is as wild and unkempt as the other place was manicured, and it's a much older house without the wraparound verandah I love there's still a lot to love about it. For one no mowing lol. They havent mown anything in 7 years and while the previous tenant mowed the lawn around the house they couldn't care less whether it gets done or not (we would weedwack the tall weeds around the house just to keep the snake risk down) They have chickens, ducks, goats, a sheep and cows and two dogs and are working on reforesting the land. Ticks are a big problem though. A previous tenant built a pig pen so we could even raise a pig for meat if we wanted. Its a shockingly small pen though so I think we will look for another use for it. I can't even imagine a pig being able to turn around in there I'm all about giving animals a great quality of life and processing them quickly onsite so they don't get stressed. A pen barely big enough to turn around in is not a quality life. But I digress.
Anyway, the house is nothing special and only two bedrooms, but it's spacious enough and between 3 carports and a garden shed there's plenty of storage and the living room can easily be sectioned off into an office area.
The big bonus for DH is the family who owns it. We are so likeminded it's uncanny. They are pretty much us 10 years from now.
Anyway we haven't been offered it yet but I think chances are pretty good we will as they had scheduled an open house from 1-3 and we were there alone for an hour and a half of that. Even if we don't get them for landlords we may have found new friends lol
Absolutely. Its never too early. (still summer here though)
And guess what? We're moving!!!!!
We officially get tenancy on Thursday but the landlord has been letting us bring stuff over since boxing day. The only reason we haven't been able to move in yet is the carpets are being replaced Wednesday.
Its a second home on a 300 acre property. 200 forested acres backing onto state forest. We can hunt all the deer and pig we want, fish in the lake our house overlooks (stocked with perch). There are some neglected raised beds just outside our fenced yard that don't need too much work to turn into a lovely garden.
I'm so excited! Looking for goats now.
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