I admit it. I thought if I fixed up the house enough it would sell like hotcakes.
All those months of hard work, all those late nights spent painting and early mornings spent laying sod and weekends spent caulking would pay off. In my un-admitted-to fantasies, I was sure a glorious bidding war would erupt the minute my shiny-floored freshly-stained house went on the market.
And maybe it would have if, just about the time the "for sale" sign went up, oil hadn't climbed over $100 a barrel and the sub-prime mortgage crisis hadn't spread to all walks of life and and and.
So, we languish. Us and the other 5 homes on our block for sale. (No, really!)
Which would all be much more depressing if I wasn't unbelievably excited about our new house! Construction on Sawyer Hill Ecovillage has been cranking right along. We've watched our house magically grow from a hole in the ground to...well...a house!
Completion of the project is happening in phases and my home is in the third phase, so we'll get the keys sometime in November. The first units will be available in just a few weeks. After having been working on this for so long (over 6 years) it's hard to wrap my head around it actually being real. But...it is!
Since I'm not doing anymore work on This Damn House, I may shift the blog to posting about This New (Co)House, which actually has some really neat things -- like super-insulation and natural low-emissions flooring.
I also can't resist a plug: