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Straw bale house links

We’re learning about straw bale houses and wondering if that kind of a structure is a viable option. I known, I know, baby steps right. First find the property and then think about the building. I can’t help it though…it’s … Continue reading

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Property outside Raymond, Washington

This property was about 2+ hours away and just at the outer edge of where we’d be willing to buy. 14 acres and surrounded by public land. We first had to hike through federal land and realized once we got … Continue reading

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Property outside Raymond

Still at Raymond, WA property. We were finally on the property and investigating the area. Roughly 14 acres with river front access (the seller calls it a creek but it felt like a river to me, maybe it dries up … Continue reading

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Outside Raymond: Crossing over to the property

There is no bridge to the property currently. We crossed over from the public land trail by slowly crossing over slippery and wobbly logs, which was exciting and sometimes scary. Took quite a while to go a short distance. The … Continue reading

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A beaver lives on the property

Once on the property, the rows of felled trees had clear markings from one or more beavers. We found a small path to the water just past these logs where it was clear that a beaver or other small animal … Continue reading

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The land hunt begins

We are on the hunt to buy land. A place that feels remote. At this point though, we’re just learning. and its clear we have a lot to learn. About everything. We’re starting at square one: We’re exploring small towns and the … Continue reading

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