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A Home for Hosting

Building a house, and a family, one step at a time.

How can you create a home that’s more welcoming, more inviting, and more people will be blessed by entering? Well we’re not entirely sure, but here’s a sample of what we’re doing to try to create a Home for Hosting. On this site you’ll find how-to’s, stories, a build blog, and product and technique reviews on what we like, what we’d do differently, and what to avoid when building your own home.

(Oh yeah, we are still very much building this site and importing a ton of posts over from our previous home building blog which was pretty haphazard. BUT, we are already getting some pageviews despite not yet sharing it anywhere, so if you happen to stumble upon this site somehow, please check back later when we’ve got it all prim and proper!)


Where’s the Toilet?

Where’s the Toilet?

It’s behind that door. Thank goodness. This is the master bathroom; the walk-in closet is through the door on the right and features an IKEA-hacked built-in closet system using PAX wardrobe pieces (which will definitely need its own post soon!). A lot of showers were
Live-ing on the Edge

Live-ing on the Edge

John S. at Morningstar Enterprises hooked us up with some beautiful and THICK slabs (or half trees, practically!) of local live-edge jackpine that I couldn't wait to turn into a whole host of things. First up were some shelves for the sides of the range

O Christmas Tree!

Our first Christmas in the house means our first Christmas tree cut down from the back glade. This 14 footer had some trouble getting through the front door, but looked just right once inside.