Ah, our beloved Long Beach wetland. We were looking so forward to making this our home, but our plans changed: We sold the lot.
After 5 months owning the lot, we have finally completed the first of the many “lot prep” steps that must be made be made before building can begin.
With a deed to our new land in hand, you’d think that we’d be frantically completing the many, many steps toward building our new home. Instead, we are in standby mode.
The Lot Prep journey will take at least four months, most likely many more. While all of that slowly moves forward, Dave and I are working out exactly what house to build.
We didn’t put our plans on hold, but we switched into a more passive gear: we put ourselves onto several mailing lists, and kept a very critical eye on the results.
Now that we’d narrowed down the location to the Long Beach peninsula, we focused on a lot that was in the same neighborhood as my brother’s home in Ilwaco.
My partner and I love our house and this neighborhood, but we decided it was time to move on. The first step in that process? Choose the location!
My partner and were I planning to move away from the Portland suburbs, and of course I blogged about it. Here’s the series. Part 1: The next adventure: Building a home My partner and I love our house and our neighborhood just west of Portland, but we’ve decided it’s time to move on. The first step in that… Read More »