A few years ago my husband and I purchased a piece of land adjacent to the property our current home sits on. We figured we would build our "forever home" there someday, which we still plan on, but before that happens we are going to build our shop. This allows us to keep our businesses close to home, but not in our home!
This piece of property has lots of neat natural features and a variety of terrain, from dense forest to, wide open fields. You enter the property via "causeway" through the pond that fronts on cemetery road, this small section of the property is the only location with road frontage, making the rest very private.
The building site is located on one of higher elevations, on the edge of a treed slope. We chose this location for a few reasons; the great southern exposure and solar potential, an existing drilled well, and the slope would allow for optimal septic placement.
One of the natural features of this site is the bedrock, for those who know the lay of the land in our area, they know you cannot dig more than 12" before hitting it. The bedrock creates a unique set of challenges from septic placement, foundation frost protection and trenching for water & hydro. With careful planning, none of these are impossible and I plan to share more as we move forward with the project.
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