I know I’ve been pretty quiet over the last week or so. Not in blog posts necessarily, but in talking about our farm life. Ever since I posted about where we want to be in ten years, it really got me thinking about what I’m doing to make that happen. Or what I’m not doing? It has been my experience that if you want something to happen, you can’t just sit idly by and wait. You have to get out there and grab that damn bull by the horns. Excuse my French.
So what did I do? I started looking for a way to buy land. I already know we can’t afford a house and certainly not a house on acreage, so I looked up what 2-10 acres costs in our county. I was pleasantly surprised to see that 2-ish acres runs about $10,000 and many of the vacant lot owners are open to “owner financing” (aka. “rent to own”). That made me feel much better. Now we know we can afford land. What about a house?
Enter the mighty yurt. We looked at “tiny houses” online and figured for a couple thousand dollars less, we could afford twice the square-footage by purchasing a modern yurt. I even went as far as to request brochures and color samples from yurt companies across the country. Considering the location, pricing, and reputation that Pacific Yurts has, we will be purchasing from them… in the future. We still aren’t sure how or when this is all going to work out.
Despite what some may envision when given the word “yurt” to think about, they seem quite spacious and beautiful. Yurts can even feature a regular bathroom, kitchen, and loft! We have found ourselves gawking at the ads in Mother Earth News for quite some time and Blue Yurt Farm‘s blog only recently. All the same, I think a yurt will suit us.
In the meantime, we will be operating our current “farm” as usual and keeping an eye out for house appliances… let’s see where this adventure takes us.