Yes, I got carried away with survival type blogs this evening. Yes, I found enough 'out there' information to make your head spin.
But I did find some really neat stuff, too :o) Survivalist types aren't all wacked out in space you know. Most are really on the ball and dead on the target if truth be told.
But, that aside...I found another house plan I think I could work with, although it's more a traditional style home, and Dewey is looking at basements, and honestly, I do think I'd prefer that. I like the "cool" aspect of a basement.
Anyway, maybe Dewey can play with this one...
Just thinking of things, I'd like to keep the loft idea that Kris has...maybe expand it a bit more for more usable, actual living space. I would have the 'upstairs' over that bedroom and bath section.
If the children's room were up there, we'd need to extend the house out a bit more than it is to make room for 3 bedrooms side-by-side.
I don't see why we couldn't keep the basement thought on some level, maybe a walk-out? Or just digging in a bit, as Dewey planned already, where the children had full-size, above grade windows in each bedroom for emergency use. That would put them maybe 6 foot below grade, then the 3 foot windows.
If the basement was a full footprint, the children could have bedrooms under the living space, and we could dig back into a hillside and go completely underground for a pantry under that bedroom area, and a storm shelter under that bathroom.
Ahh, but that's what my wonderful husband is for :o) He is most definitely the 'left brain' side of this family, where I am more the right side most times. Yeah, who am I kidding...I'm a righty all the time. That's how I roll :o)
What do you think? What would you keep, what would you change, what would you add? I am looking for something with a pretty open floor plan, lots of natural lighting, definitely something to help with keeping the cooler the better during the summer when I turn into a mush-baby.
Honestly, my only real must-haves are a good sized pantry/store room and that storm shelter. I don't really want an external storm shelter, but I'll take it if it's all I can get. Anything aside from those two musts I can work with and adjust to.
Thus saith the LORD, Stand ye in the ways, and see, and ask for the old paths, where is the good way, and walk therein, and ye shall find rest for your souls.
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- 5 Acres & A Drean
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- Down To Earth Blog
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- He Sows, She Sews
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- Herbal Academy of New England Blog
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- It All Matters Mom blog
- Just Plain Marie
- My Journey to Separation
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- One and a Half Acre Homestead
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- Ozark Mountain Family Homestead
- Reflections from Drywood Creek
- Sabbath Mood Homeschool
- Small Farm Girl
- Simple Green Frugal Coop
- Snowfall Academy blog
- Strangers & Pilgrims on Earth
- Sufficient Graze Farm blog
- The Caffeinated Homestead
- The Crunchy Chicken
- The Nerdy Farmwife
- The Prudent Homemaker
- The Unplugged Family
- The Wild Garden
- This Life I live
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