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.
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!
The long Beach Peninsula is a 20-minute drive up the west coast from the south Washington border (click this image for an un-cropped version that better shows the long beach). The peninsula features a 28-mile (45 km) sand beach, which is the longest “drivable beach” in the US, and one of the longest in the world. This Wikipedia article… Read More »