HPG-20002-1 – The Forrest Wood
My story is we needed extra room, extra space, and a home that had new fixtures, nothing was broken, old or needing repairs! We rented for 8 months and while renting we were deciding whether to continue to rent or get a fresh new start and venture out to do something we only dreamed of doing!
We were in a small rental home where the only air conditioning was two window units and no heat during the winter! In order to wash our clothes we had to go outside into another building that was connected to a small garage or storage room! Let’s just say there was no running hot water to wash our clothes with and to be honest, we were tired of second best for our family!
So we took matters into our own hands and began looking on the internet for sites that had house and floor plans. We ended up coming across a floor plan that fit our every need in a home. We had a friend who was a contractor and he had always told us that if we ever wanted to build a home he would love to help us out.
We were so excited about the floor plan that even though we continued to look at other plans, we couldn’t get away from the first plan we saw! From the outside to the inside of the house we knew this was IT!
Building our own home was fun! We were able as a family to sit and talk about what we needed and wanted in our new home. We’ve heard horror stories of others building a home and how stressful it was to them but that was not our story! This was a memorable and fun experience we had with our family!
We were able to choose how the house would look from the ceiling to the floor. I’m grateful we choose this route instead of getting someone else’s old problems. We chose a fresh new home and fixed it to meet our needs. We’ve been in our new home now for little over a year and we’ve been blessed to have it!
If I get the chance to build another house we would do it again! We have learned that by building it, we can sell and by selling it we can support our family and continue to move forward! We’ve learned that although homes, cars, and money is nice, what matters the most is your family making sure you take care of what matters the most and getting your priorities in line!
We are still blessed and if we could do it again we’d love too.
Mount Holly, North Carolina