Family Land

Hey y’all,

Recently, I was given a big gift. So, my family (originally my grandparents) own 64(ish?) acres of land in East Texas. My grandparents have both passed away, so now my parents’ generation owns the land jointly. There were 4 children to my grandparents, so each child owns ¼. However, my aunt wasn’t interested in her portion and gave it to me. So now I own ¼ of the land. So that’s pretty darn cool.

Readers of this blog will know that I’ve been dreaming of building an earthbag home for years. Finally, I think my husband may be on board. He definitely seems on board with building some type of house on that land, though, which is awesome.

No matter what happens, I want to document it here.

I’m pretty excited, because the land that’s available to build on needs to be cleared. It’s dense woodland right now, so we’re literally going to carve our home out of the wilderness. That just seems so poetic to me.

Awhile back, I tried to pass up the opportunity to have this land. Not only was that a bad move from an investment point-of-view, but I really didn’t like the thought of the land being broken up into little individual house plots. I loved being able to roam as far as I wanted as a kid and it not be a problem. I remember going on long hikes in the woods, and it was great. I didn’t realize how lucky I was, but I really was, and I’d like that for my kid.

Anyway, there will be pictures to come. Not only do I want bragging rights, I want to remember my own journey, and also guide others who want to do something similar.

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