Why? Because I am scared. I want excitement in my life - I want to live a certain way and I am frustrated that I can't. (at least for now) I want to live off the grid, and be as self-sufficient as I can. I'm really not into fancy new kitchens or luxurious baths - As long as I have one, I'm fine. I want land. I'd be happy in a shack if we just had some acreage. The Husband feels the same way.
Here are some pictures of the inside from the website. Like, are we serious or what????
I was told one time, that the walls in manufactured homes are not load bearing - so you can totally redesign the inside. Some of the walls we could tell were Sheetrock and others were the shiny vinyl ones of manufactured homes.
How hard would it be to just gut it? Pull up all the floors....turn it into something warm and homey?
I think this was in the first one - NOT my dream kitchen for sure. Maybe we could make 2 kitchens -
This is the inside porch of the first one - All of those windows could be salvaged - I'm thinking this could be a duplex...
This is the back covered porch on the one we liked. It has potential....
The front porch of the first one - needs some work...
A total tear-out but I'm thinking closets....BIG walk in closets.
The kitchen and living area of the manufactured home we liked. I see all new flooring and do something with the ceiling....I like the vaulted look but maybe we could...paint covers a multitude of sins. That island there, bugs me. I'd straighten it out - flat against the small wall and then bring another one out in a L shape island/counter.
Another ugly manufactured room. That smaller room could be a closet. Tear down the walls, tear out the carpet - put in sheet-rock .....
The bathrooms were not that bad. I could live with it for awhile - while we did the more important stuff. I've seen much worse bathrooms.
And yes, it does say, Shalom.
other side of porch
Where the heck am I?
I think I am getting lost in here....
This the one that could be a duplex.
AND that bathroom would have to go - at least the tub at first.
So the Husband left a message with the realtor....
I can totally assure you all, that we are NOT doing this. We were BORED and we got caught up in one too many HGTV shows - but in all reality, NOW is not the time for us to sell our home. Sure we could sell our home, and pay cash for this property and fix it up but honestly I think it is a demo. It's the land, that is valuable. While we have not gone, "underwater" on our mortgage, we did lose about $40,000 in the home. I want to wait and PRAY that within the next 3 years, we can recoup our loss and then some - and
maybe by then all our kids will be in a better position. God I hope so.
It was fun. We totally wasted the whole day and then some - just dreaming....
Back to reality tomorrow.