In August, 2015 we bought 15 acres near Marysville, Montana. This would be the site of our hobby farm (hopefully someday, at least partially self-sustaining). Here are the photos Scott took on that trip. He bought it without Mychael seeing it.
It is a good mix of rolling and flat, with some good covered areas and others that are more or less open. About 2/3rds of it is surrounded by conservation easement–so it will never be built on, and the rest of the boundary property is owned by a mining company that is willing to sell it to us. The total, if we buy it all would be about 105 acres.
A year later, we piled everyone into the SUV hooked up the camper and drove 1900 miles (with an infant) to the site. We met our contractor and several sub contractors (including the well driller) as well as one of Scott’s best friends, Marc–an architect who will be the main design consultant on the log home design and build.
That was last August. And since then, the project has been in high gear:
And this is where the project will probably stop for a bit, while we take a look at what is next. The phases, as we hope to complete them are:
Phase one: Well, septic, and power with RV campsite. (DONE!)
Phase two: All outbuildings, fences and gates with studio built above horse barn.
Phase three: Main home.
The barn we have chosen looks like this:
And our main home is basically this floor plan:
We are so excited to see the first phase complete. It is truly motivating and we can’t wait to drive up there and see all the work first hand this summer.