Welcome to Our Blue Ridge House! If you’re here, you may be wondering who we are, and what we’re all about. Let me try to fill you in with the short version.
We are Sarah and Travis, along with our two girls and two dogs.
We were born and raised in Northeast Ohio. Although we loved our 6×6 mile city, it was time for a change.
In 2020, we sold our house, packed up our belongings, and moved to the mountains of North Carolina.
While the move went smooth, finding a permanent place to call home was a whole ‘nother story.
After months of looking for a house, and striking out, we decided to build a house. Nearly 7 months later, we purchased a beautiful lot in great location. I wish this next paragraph would be all about the home we built, but there’s a wrench in the story.
We purchased a lot in October of 2020. At the time, we thought it was going to be a great spot to build. You can watch more about that on the video below.
Exciting? Yes! But, the house building process just wasn’t working out. We explored multiple house plan options, figured out our finances, and still couldn’t make it happen on that location.
Jumping ahead to November of 2022, we learned the universe had other, better, plans for us. Our lot, with the expansive HOA fees and restrictions was not the answer.
Instead, we found the perfect little home on more land than our original lot.
Our 1960’s home was move in ready, but there are projects we are tackling to make it ours!
The home projects are now a pillar of this blog.
Along with DIY home projects, we also share recipes, natural remedies (holistic health is bad ass), things to do in Western NC and the surrounding areas, and homesteading tips.
My friend, Heather, from Belted Oaks Farm has built her homestead and is sharing many tips on this blog!
Thanks so much for following along with this adventure. We hope that you enjoy all the ups and downs with us.
If you are interested in collaborations, please reach out to us at teamK@ourblueridgehouse.com