Grandma’s Home

This post is actually for my mother so she can see pictures of what prefabricated tiny homes are offered in El Dorado Springs. She is planning on moving out here soon. This morning our family went to the office and then the work site to view some homes they are building. I thought I would share so I don’t have to bog down her e-mail with pictures.  : ) 

Inside the office of a 17′ x 50′ building. They can only go to a 16′ width for transportation. Mom, let me know if you like this style of ceiling or the one on the pink house ahead. They can do this ceiling in the pink house style as well that you will see. 

The two windows together make it look more open. 

Outside of the office… 

There’s a skirt under the house so you don’t see the blocks it is on. We are going to have it put on concrete slab.

We have 4 poles staked in for where the concrete will go here… that’s another post. Isn’t the land pretty right next to our home?

Here we are at the site where they build the homes, about ten minutes from the office. An Amish worker is talking with Dad. He shared about a home that’s being built that would fit the description we are looking for… a 40′ x 16′ structure that a woman wanted painted in Pepto Bismol pink color. We love this house and think Grandma will too (except the color).

Here’s the pink structure. I’m sure Grandma says she doesn’t like the color. She can pick what she wants.  : )

I like that she can have a side door so she can come visit and we can go visit her or her grandson can take out her garbage. This might be a nice model to duplicate somewhat. See the pretty skylight type windows on the top? Matthew thinks it might only be another $500 for them. We’ll have to ask.

The pictures don’t do justice to the size of it. I was thinking the side door would go on the other side towards our home with the skylight over it. the bedroom in the back and bathroom in front of it accessible from her room and the living room where Elisabeth is walking.

They have a loft on both sides that she might want removed so she has a more open look. You can go this style of ceiling or the one in the office pictures earlier.

The kitchen/living quarters… maybe one less window for more wall space? Or maybe grandma wants the extra windows.

The plan would be opposite with the side door to the left as it would face our home. Maybe a utility closet with bifold doors with a washer and dryer just before you go in the living room/kitchen area?



Trying to figure out floor plans but Ken will do the framing so we can actually do more then. It would still be good to figure out where to have the windows. Grandma’s bedroom where this first window is… bathroom where the next window is, utility closet just before the other window on the other side?

A good size bathroom (bigger than ours), can go where this window is. Maybe they can make the window go a little higher?

The ceiling… do you like this ceiling open without the lofts? As you can see, it has a nice pitch to it, not like a mobile home.

You mentioned maybe having a french door to to out… maybe here.

Bedroom and bathroom? Utility closet around where I am standing?

Little dining table where it looks like Hannah is doing a curtsy?

Matthew and Ken will be doing all the flooring, drywall, etc…. Ken will do the electric from the electrical box that a master electrician will be doing from the electrical pole. We’re still waiting on his quote.

Matthew is impressed with the construction for a shed/structure building place. He shared that it’s more towards house quality. The woman with this pink house must think so too. You can get this type and size of a structure for around $12,000 delivered and set up.

With this style, Ken will have to build a porch. If you buy one with a porch, it will cut into your space a bit. Let us know what you think?

The Butterfly Bush

Here’s a just for fun post. I am still catching up…. I took these pictures while we were in Pittsburg, Missouri in April of various butterflies, bumblebees and such on a “Butterfly Bush”.

The Best Part About Missouri

…. is having friends you love, nearby.

While I don’t have a picture of me and my friend, Laura yet… I have  a few of their children and ours playing together in their yard back in April.  Their beautiful property…  I love their beautiful candle holder/chandelier in the yard. We’ll have to consider doing this too!  How could one not love the beauty of the farmlands here?  Finally, a good friend to play with. Hi, sweet Noah! Doggy taking nap… Lazy afternoon.

Hannah swinging…. 

Our New Home in Missouri – Part III

These pictures are already a month or more old. We have done so much to the house already. It’s still a bit hard to get in the swing of things on blogging.  : )  Outside pictures…. Elisabeth in the garden they left behind. We are getting lots of tomatoes right now. Lots of them!  View of the front yard. We have a swing on that tree for the kids and a little one for Benjamin. We have another swing on the tree to the right that you cannot see.  My husband tearing down (by hand), the porch. It is already done and cleaned up by now. It’s beautiful to see the simplicity of the home.  Can you picture the house without this deck? Won’t it be pretty? I like these pictures of my husband putting up the swings, you can really see the beauty of Missouri.        The front porch looking North.  Back towards our garden. We’re looking for a contractor to come out to do an add on for my mother to come live with us. I am hoping they can put the add on somehow off the back there so she can have a view of the garden and fields.  Our progress on the deck…  You can see it’s coming down…. Mom, if you are looking at this, they would probably put an add on to the back where the three windows are. We’ve had two no shows with Contractors so I’m a bit frustrated. One of our fields, looking South from the deck side that Matthew was tearing down. We have BIG plans for this field to plant an orchard of apricot trees, apple trees and blackberries along the fence. See this white building that’s leaning? It was in terrible shape so Matthew took this down already too. All by hand.

He shared that his next project is to get rid of the little silo and greenhouse. The greenhouse is in bad shape and the silo is well…. not too pretty. The old barn is in great shape though!

Some of our 30+ acres extends to that back treeline. There are two ponds back there… one with fish, but I just see a bunch of frogs.  : )  This green, grassy area my husband has mowed and we’ll probably put chickens or turkeys here one day. More of our property, looking North. It extends all the way past the wheat colored field to where it’s green as our neighbors are growing soybeans there. Zooming in… They found me taking pictures… you little critters.  : )  So, of course I had to take pictures of them! Matthew ElisapupHannah Tabitha Anna Cute boy, again.  : ) Here’s two close ups that you asked for, Elizabeth A.  : )    Our pretty garden.  We’ve had tons of tomatoes so far so we’ve been eating some homemade pasta dishes. By the way, I didn’t gain a pound on our entire move last year. Still trying to figure that one out.  ; ) Lots of collards in between the planter boxes here…. I love collards. Pretty, green tomatoes. We’re working on the house this year but I can’t wait for next year to start some real gardening (though my husband is the gardener). I feel like we have so much to look forward to here. It feels like the year of Jubilee to us.  : )