In 2012, Mr. Native Texan hit the big 4-0. In honor of such a momentous occasion I gave him a chicken coop plus a few laying hens. He loved it, and the rest was history!
Later this year (2018), it’s my turn to celebrate four decades. So we’re buying a 20-acre farm.
Yep, we’re moving. Which means there’s a 3 acre homestead for sale in Northern Virginia…want to buy it?
We love our so many things about our current home and are sad to leave. It’s an amazing location with beautiful views. It’s been home base for almost nine years. Our kids have grown up here.
But there are a few things about the house and the property that just aren’t working for us anymore. Mostly we just want more land. In fact, for the last few years, we’ve been kicking around three options:
- Renovate current house
- Build new house on more land
- Move to larger property with existing house and outbuildings
We came so close to starting renovations, but then Mr. Native Texan backed out. He decided it wasn’t worth it to spend the money to tweak the house and in the end still have only three acres.
Our homesteading plans continue to expand, and we’re eager to have a bit more land where we can raise more livestock. We’d hoped to buy the 18 acre field adjacent to our own three acres, but that option was very clearly ruled out by the owner of said property.
Long story short, we fell in love with a 20-acre property just 30 minutes from our current home. It’s within driving distance of our current church, which was a major factor for us. It also includes several barns and sheds, which will be perfect for our homesteading goals. The house is unique (in a good way!) and satisfies most of the criteria on our wish list.
Someday soon I’ll share pictures and more details of this crazy adventure! I want to wait and make sure the new place is truly ours before heralding the specifics across the internet.
But for now, I wanted to ask for your help in spreading the word about our 3 acre homestead for sale in Northern Virginia. Do you know anyone looking for a small homestead just 45 minutes from Washington D.C.? Maybe you?
Features of our home:
- 2622 square feet
- 3.05 acres
- 5 bedrooms
- 2 full baths + 1 half bath
- 2 wood burning fireplaces
- 3 levels
- Hardwood floors throughout
- Finished basement
- Built in 1955
- 2-car attached garage
- 2-car detached garage / workshop
- Paved driveway
- Backyard swing set
- Fenced garden with raised beds
Interested folks can contact me here or just leave a comment below for more details.
Thanks for helping to spread the word!
Kathleen Henderson is the Yankee behind the Homestead, where she keeps up with Mr. Native Texan, three busy boys, a large dog, an assortment of chickens and an organic garden on three beautiful acres in Northern Virginia. Yankee Homestead is where she organizes her tips, tricks and resources for a healthy life. Favorite topics include real food recipes, gluten-free living, essential oils and home remedies, all things natural and nontoxic, plus mommy musings and homeschooling resources. Find out more on the About page