Monday, March 17, 2008
That's our entire place as seen by Google Earth, from the road that goes in front of the house to the railroad track in back. The biggest red roof is Cliff's shop. The metal-colored roof is our barn, and our mobile home will be behind that.
We have to put the home at least 50 feet north of the property line. Two fences will have to be torn down, at least temporarily, to get the home to that location where it says "Home sweet home". Eventually we'll tear the barn down and build a pole barn elsewhere.
EXPENSIVE THINGS WE’LL HAVE TO DO
1. Hook up to rural water ($2,000) and run the water lines (more expense)
2. Put in a septic tank
3. Have electricity installed at the new site
4. Pour a concrete pad on which to put the house
5. Obtain a building permit
All these together will probably end up costing more than the home itself will. We have to put the mobile home north of the property line because that's where tract 2 starts. We're not allowed to put anything on tract 1 unless we tear the house down. Since the house and "tract 1" is what we're using for equity, it can't be torn down: it belongs to the bank. Tract 2 will be ours, free and clear. Because it's vacant, we can build whatever we want there. In one entry I said we could build a hog-house there and live in it if we so desired, and someone left a comment saying, "What's a hog-house?"
A hog-house is where pigs live. It was my feeble attempt at humor.