When we started building in 2004, this is how I imagined our house would be. It's wooded property on the side of a mountain, just like this little cabin. It has a small front porch, just like the one in the picture, and it's the perfect size for us. Well, I do wish we'd added one more storage room and one more bedroom but other than that, it's perfect. Where we went wrong was buying in a POA. This is our 3rd Property Owner's Association and it will be the last one too. Ongoing headaches with people who like to fight, not the kind of fight where you put your dukes up and dance around but nonetheless, fighting with words and actions that just keep everything stirred up. It looks like we are going to be voting on a security gate system soon, we're not in favor. We had one in Texas and the initial investment is just a drop in the bucket compared with ongoing maintenance. We've been talking about it for 3 years now, that's 3 years of meetings and 3 years of bickering. We are just about done I think, and maybe the voting will begin. Then maybe things will calm down a little and we can get back to quiet county living. No chickens though... they aren't allowed either!