In December, we purchased our neighboring property. It includes contiguous pasture ground, agriculture developments, and a larger home. With our growing family moving was an obvious choice. This left the little house vacant, and us to decide, what should we do with it? Rent it out? Sell it? Use it as a short term rental. After brainstorming many different ideas, we discussed dividing the property and selling only the little house and smaller barnyard while retaining most of the ground. The house and barnyard are situated on a narrow parcel of about four acres with the remaining acreage uphill in a more traditional configuration. This leaves the remaining original property and everything we recently purchased as a parcel. Because of the particularities of the properties, selling just the four-acre homesite was a clear solution.
But wait… what about the past three years of blood, sweat, and tears (literally!) we have poured into the place? I really wanted to come up with a way that we were not giving up on all of our hard work. We agreed that we wanted to do was keep it as part of our operation, but the financially prudent thing to do was sell it.
So… My parents have moved into the little house! We are all working to finish up where we left off and have completely most of the remaining renovations. The house tighten up with new siding. The front porch got a makeover, and fresh paint should go on this month. I cannot wait to see it once it is complete!
The outside of this cute little house now matches the inside. More importantly, I am so excited for my children to have the opportunity to grow up living next door to their grandparents!