Hello and welcome to our home building blog!
I met my husband when we were 16 and we have always been dreamers. One of those dreams was to build a house. After we were first married, we bought a small, 1,400 sq ft house in a less than desirable town because that is where we could afford. Our plan was much like others where we assumed that our house would increase in value and we could use those funds to help buy land. When we saw the economy had a different plan in mind, we saved as much as could. Year after year, we saved my entire income and only spent my husband's. The dream (which used to include 5+ acres) has been modifed to 2.5 acres in a different (but better) town. The downturn in the economy also allowed us to buy our land after a 50K price drop.
My husband is a firefighter. He did some work on the house (installing tile, hardwoods and painting the entire interior and exterior).
I am a professional photographer by trade.
We have two wonderful little girls, Elle and Brynn.
If you have questions about the blog or building a house, you can reach me at thissweetreverie @gmail.com :)