The 57 acres that comprise Cedar Ridge Farm are located in the beautiful rolling hills of South Central Kentucky. My wife, our four children, and I are on a homesteading adventure as we work toward increased self-sufficiency. We grow much of our own food and enjoy being in touch with the agrarian roots of our lives.

One of the major projects we have undertaken is the building of our own home. The house we're building has three major distinguishing features: 1. we're building it without incurring any debt; 2. it is a timber frame structure; and 3. the exterior walls will be plastered straw bales. We live debt and mortgage free, and building our house with that approach makes perfect sense. Large timbers in a home possess a beauty and project a sense of strength, stability, and warmth that we want in our home. Straw bale walls provide insulation and make ecological sense. This blog is a record of our home-building project.

Thursday, September 1, 2016

September 1, 2016 -- MOVE IN DAY!!!

We’ve finally done it – we’ve gotten the house ready to move in!

The children and I have worked non-stop during the last two months in order to have the house move-in ready. All the doors were framed and trimmed out, all other trim was completed, baseboard installed, cabinets built, plumbing finished, water system hooked up and operational, bathroom fixtures installed, installing the solar power system, and a slew of other things that needed to be done.

There are still some projects to be completed later on after we move, like railings, closet shelves, some light fixtures, etc.

But, we’re moving in today!

I did a walk-through video yesterday in the midst of finishing up some things in the house so that you can see what it looks like just before we get all of our things in it.



Peggy Wales said...

Wow!!!! really nice!!! very exciting!!!!

Unknown said...

Looks great guys? Excited for you! Darcy Gustafson. :-)

Unknown said...

That was supposed to be a exclamation point not a question mark. :-D

Debi said...

I love it! been watching from the beginning, and I'm so excited it's move in day for your family. what a gorgeous home. you should be so very proud!!

dp said...

Thank you for the comments. I'm uploading a new post right now with photos of our now lived-in home! I'll see about doing a video soon also.

We are loving our new home! It is incredible!