Spent yesterday looking for a new house – left my house at 5:30 am – drove for 4+ hours – met with real estate agent and looked at houses for 8 hours – drove home – 5 hours – AC at home not working – call AC repair company – no freon – lawn maintenance company had cut AC copper pipe while trimming shrubs – $700 to repair.
Dryer stopped tumbling – $150 to repair.
Home inspector inspects property.
Appraiser does appraisal.
OK – my house is ready to go. Still Ain’t Got a Home!
I don’t think its possible to find a house and purchase it within 20 days! Well, since I have limited funds it’s not possible. Found several houses that could be fixed up. But almost all are near the railroad tracks. Ever live near the railroad tracks? You get used to it after a while. But…
So its starting to look more and more like travel trailer time. A little 20+ foot travel trailer – my 1996 Chevy Blazer – and a large storage room for all my stuff. Where to go and what to do? Maybe be a few acres and build my own house? Since my construction skills are somewhat limited, the house would certainly be an original.
Ever see a Cob house?
Cob is made with clay and sand and straw. Kind of like adobe – but it dries in place. Get a big loaf of mixed up clay – sand – straw and press it into place.
Look at the neat interiors you can build.
Still need a good foundation – and a good roof – but the walls – interior and exterior – can be built with mud.
You know those pictures you see of quaint cottages with the white washed walls in Britain. This is a picture of an old cob house in Devon, England.
Or how about this fairy tale house?
It would be a great project. And what if it was actually habitable?