16'
x
48'

Awning
Glassed in
Front Porch




                    Tile floor
Carpet
Tile floor



                                                Tile floor

My wife and I were both divorced when we met in the
winter of 1997. In the spring of 2000 we got married and
began our new life together.

In 2002 we took out a bank loan to purchase our previous
four bedroom, two bath home on seven acres (below In 2010)
that was in seriously poor condition.

However, once I had finished remodeling it, we sold it for cash.
Back to the Top (HERE)
The previous owner was unable to finish the home
before losing it to foreclosure in 2012

It is located at the 2,000 foot elevation

Everything required T.L.C., but we are most grateful to finally be
mortgage free on seven acres with a view at the end of a private road
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Welcome to Our Little Piece of Paradise

In the Foothills of Northern California
I finished the inside...

Did the outside rock work...

Cleared a fire break...

Glassed in the deck...

Built the well house...

The observation deck...

Added a cold storage/emergency
shelter with an earthen roof...

Placed a metal storage container
next to the workshop...

Plumbed in a 4,000 gal. rain water
collection/storage system...

And installed a back-up generator
The living room was built in the 1970s
using pine trees from
the property

Construction of the rest of
the home began in 2002

Notice the woodstove oven where
I do
most of our cooking in the winter
I had also replaced the  
kitchen celling where
I
added modern lighting
This room was for our
grandkids sleep overs
and for our computer
The upstairs has two A
frame bedrooms and one
bathroom and a bonus
room in the center

The down stairs has two
bedrooms, one bathroom,
with a laundry/pet
bedroom
There are hook-ups for
water, power, septic and
phone next to the fence line
where the previous owner's
mother had lived in an RV

There is also a large pad
where the previous owner's
father had lived in a single
wide mobile home at the top
of the property that also has
a beautiful view
Here begins the  
Sierra Nevada
Mountain Range
35 X 25 foot vegetable garden

What we don't eat in summer,
I can for winter
Back-up
generator
There is no more enjoyable way to
start the day then sitting in a
comfortable chair drinking coffee
while overlooking a view
I left the dead tree because the
birds also enjoy the view
From this deck we can see the Coast
Range, Table Mountain and the valley

At night we can see the lights of the various
towns between us and the Coast Range
The observation deck is NOT
bolted, nor nailed into the tree
This is what it
looked like when
we first saw it



Garage
Door

Heat it with a candle, cool it with an ice cube.

Although we greatly enjoy the peace and quiet we have where we currently live and our
wonderful neighbors, once my wife retires in 201
8, we are planning to sell our current home
and purchase property with two fixer-uppers on it.

One that we can rent out, and one that I can make super easy to
maintain so we can enjoy spending some of our time traveling.

Even if my wife will not allow me to use an earthen roof, our next home will be
extremely energy efficient, fire, wind and hail resistant.

Somewhere between the following designs maybe our next home.
I planned to attach
an awning over our
parking area here
Bed
Hot
Water
Dresser
Bed
Dresser
Shower
Dresser
Tolet
Wash

Dry
Linen
Closet
Work Bench
Closet
Car/truck/SUV
Sink
Fridge
China
Cabinet
Counter
Stove
Counter
Counter
Pantry

Coat

Closet
Serving Bar
Desk
Sofa
Recliner
Recliner
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Dog Bed
Sliding Glass
Slinding Glass
Dinette
Heat
Cool
TV
Dog door
Carpet
Counter
Sink

South facing to allow the winter sun to help heat it in winter.

It will be 40' wide x 48' deep not including awnings.

It will have two bedrooms, one bath,
with a 25' x 8' glassed in porch, with a 14'x 32' garage/work shop.

If my wife allows me to do an earthen roof,  there would not be
side or back windows, nor side or back awnings.






14' x 10' awning for outdoor

seating & BQ
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2 person
Hot Tub
BQ
Dinning
Chair
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