Welcome to Smoky Mountain Farmhouse! A place where we share simple homestead ideas from our handmade farmhouse.
This is Our Story
We weren’t in the market for a different house. After all, we just built a new construction house that was just over a year old. Yet somehow we came across this farmhouse tucked away in the mountains. This is our story of how we went from a new construction home on three acres to a vacant farmhouse in the mountains on thirty acres.
Our New Construction House
In 2019 we built a brand new house in a neighborhood on three acres. It was an exciting process. We chose the lot, floor plan and all the style options from the bottom up. Everything was brand new and maintenance free. However, the perfectionist in us was constantly thinking about what we would have done differently. The cost of living in the area was high and being in a neighborhood wasn’t for us. We wanted more land and I dreamed of having a farmhouse. Having both grown up in the country we wanted the homestead lifestyle for our three children.
Our Mountain Farmhouse on 30 Acres
The night before leaving on a family trip during the summer of 2020 we looked at houses for sale online in the area we were going, just because. We came across this farmhouse located on thirty acres at the foothills of the Smoky Mountains. It was vacant and on the market for over two years. During our trip we stopped to see the house . Long story short, we now call the mountain farmhouse home!
Vacant Farmhouse, A Diamond in the Rough
When we moved in our well water had E. Coli and the geothermal heating & cooling system was inoperable. After installing a water filtration system in the basement a pipe burst. We blew up our brand new dryer because the proper electrical outlet was not in the laundry room and the compressor even went out in our brand new refrigerator for an unexplained reason.
After all the initial chaos we are now enjoying the simple everyday life at our farmhouse. There are still several repairs that need made, such as a sinking wrap around porch, broken siding and the metal roof coming up. We want to take you along as we turn this diamond in the rough into a sparkling gem.