After two months of blogging on housecrazy, I can honestly say that I am addicted! (to houses and to blogging!) My humble little house blog is gaining new readers every day and I appreciate each and every one of you!
I am taking the next step in the evolution of my blog and transferring the whole thing over to a self-hosted wordpress site. I also purchased my own domain name so now, instead of piggy-backing on the wordpress.com site, I will have my very own .com website name!
(“housecrazy.com” was already taken by some real estate search engine company so I had to add the hyphen in between house and crazy)
I am working with an awesomely talented and patient tech person (Corisa over at www.redgeckodesigns.com) so I feel the technical side of things is in good hands.
The new blog should be up and running by the end of this week – after we get a few wrinkles ironed out.
If you are currently following my blog via email notifications and want to continue to receive these notices by email, you will have to re-register your email at the new site. (So sorry about that! It was the one thing that couldn’t be transferred over!)
I may not be able to put up a new post for a couple of days until www.house-crazy.com is live since all the content is being transferred over there right now.
But I have some good stuff coming up (including cob houses, affordable Victorians and Sears kit homes) so stay tuned!
I am doing a lot of drive-by house-hunting lately. My house is not on the market but I’m anticipating a move sometime in the next year since there are several factors that may require us to relocate a little closer to Denver (that’s where Lupe’s company is based).
But rather than continually pestering my realtor friends, we just settle for “drive-by” house-hunting until we are really serious about finding a place. My type of drive-by house-hunting is a tad more involved than it sounds. It entails researching where a house is located (the neighborhood) and if it is vacant or not. If it is vacant, then the drive-by can become more of a window-shopping type of outing. (Exploring around the property and peeking in the windows.) Mind you, that is ONLY if the house is vacant.
This past weekend we were in Colorado Springs so we did a little drive-by looking. We drove by a few old houses on the market but only one was vacant (a fix-and-flip) so we were able to snoop around in the yard a bit.
This darling cottage is located in Portland, Maine. It is actually a vacation rental so there are tons of pictures of it online.
“Bright, sunny and spotlessly clean, this fabulously-appointed beach house features delightful ocean views and a highly sought-after location. This charming, fully-renovated cottage is in the Town Landing neighborhood of Falmouth Foreside, rated ‘The most prestigious neighborhood in Maine’. Just 10 minutes to DT Portland …”
Probably the most common thing that I dream about is houses.
Last night I had a dream that my sister and I were climbing up on a ladder to see the roof of a house and we got caught by the police. I had just wanted to see what material the roof was made of on some random house so I dragged my sister and a ladder along and just crawled right on up. (This is a dream, remember). But of course, we got caught. And arrested. The cop laughed when I told him that I just really loved houses and that I was going to take pictures of the roof for my house blog. (I’m serious – that was my dream last night.)
I don’t know what the full story is behind this massive 5,099 square foot log home in Pagosa Springs, Colorado, but it was built in 2007 – obviously with no expense spared – and the realtor says it was “never lived in”.
It is an estate sale so it was probably not a happy ending for the (former) owner/seller.
But this place is so magnificent, I had to give it some attention. (Not to mention that it is built from “Canadian full round log”.)
If you are a fan of log cabins, you would be in hog heaven here: