Five years ago we moved to GrannyMountain, 11 months after we found the perfect place to build this house! We had searched for over 2 years for lake property almost giving up several times. Both of us love the water and the peace and quiet of the country, but if you've ever tried to find property you know it's not easy. We looked at lots of lake property that was beautiful once you got there, but the road that led you to it was either dirt or had run down trailers that needed some TLC! The country offers much, but zoning outside the city limits comes with free rein to "live as you like."
Beaver Lake is a large body of water, some 28,000 acres, so we had our choice of many areas. Hickory Creek, War Eagle and Prairie Creek were the ones we focused on. If you wanted to have a daily commute of 20+miles, there were some pretty building sites...but that would get old quickly. Lots of people do that kind of commute if you live in a larger city, but we are "small potatoes" who like to be home in 10 minutes!
Hubby found the land one weekend while I gone to my Mom's for a visit. Out for a motorcycle ride, he stumbled onto this little subdivision tucked off of Highway 12. Close to work, boat dock, country but the perks of a small neighborhood and most important...the right price! It took us less than a week to buy it, we loved it despite the fact that it was almost vertical on the side of a mountain!
Everything about the build was difficult, how to get trucks in and out and the building boom of 2005 adding to the problem of finding crews. But May 5, 2005 we moved in and love living out here with the deer and the raccoons! Thanks to Stitt Energy Systems for building us the house of our dreams with total energy costs less than $100 a month!
Read more about "building green" HERE.