What is going on?!

This seems to be the question as of late… Jacquie, how is the house build coming? So what’s going on with the house? Etc… etc… well, in short, nothing is going on with the house build. Ok, that’s a lie, physically we haven’t started, but the behind the scenes process is STILL going. I promise.

Just in case you ever decide that you ever want to do your own build from the ground up, there are things that take time. And every change, mistake, question, and answer takes weeks at times. That being said, we are currently at a standstill because we made the decision to move the house from a raised foundation to a slab and from 2x6 framing to 2x4. This means that we have to wait for our architect and engineer to make the updates to the plan so the GC can get an accurate bid for the wood. In the mean time, our checklist is long with logistics. I am still trying to find a farmer who wants to plant an orchard on our property. I recently was in contact with UC Davis, but apparently working with the UC is complex and not that simple. They need to collaborate with farmers, who do all the work, while they implement the research. Which means my best bet is to keep the land listed on FarmLink and hope for a devoted farmer who wants to tackle this project! I am still just as excited because it took a long time to even be at the place we are now and I rolling with it!

I will try to do more updates more often because this six month window of a “break” isn’t really cutting it.