Our builder/contractor and our real estate agent are also a husband/wife team and our neighbors down the road a piece. They have sent pictures of the building of our pole barn - the first building to take place on our property.
The pole barn will eventually be my husband's work area. However, in the beginning it will have to be the storage area for all of our "stuff" while we build our house. The house will not be started until we get there. We will be living in a rather smallish travel type trailer - hopefully beginning this coming spring. I say hopefully because our house still has to sell. The timing needs to be right for all this (who ever heard of the timing being right to sell a house?). We have to remain here until my husband can retire March 1, 2011. We would like to stay until about mid- March when the weather begins to warm slightly in northern MI. That travel trailer will have heat but it won't be winterized. In fact, we don't even have this trailer yet so if anyone in northern MI happens to have a rather decent 31' - 32' Airstream for sale please let me know.
We are looking at our 5 acre piece behind this sign. Sold: May 7, 2010.
Beginning to move the dirt in order to level the ground for the pole barn.
More earth moving.
Now things are getting exciting. Building materials on site. The pole barn has begun. :)
Today is Labor Day, September 6, 2010. The roof is scheduled to be started today. More pictures to follow.