We’ve been talking about Barbelith for years now. We’re going to do this, we’re going to do that, plans changing from day to day and, really, what the hell are we actually doing besides daydreaming?
Up until now, the answer to that has been, “Not much.”
Well, that’s not entirely true.
We’ve researched practically every form of housing, from standard brick and mortar homes to yurts to Quonset huts to cob homes to mobile homes to tents. This is not information I had ever planned on acquiring, but boy howdy, do I have it.
For example: did you know that it requires 5200 nuts and bolts to construct a standard Quonset hut? Can you imagine getting to the end of that building project and you’ve lost a bolt? YOU WOULD NEVER FINISH.
We’ve watched a lot of DIY and HGTV programming.
“If I could make pants out of shiplap, I would wear them to church.”
I’ve absorbed hours and hours of instructional YouTube videos. We’ve created spreadsheets and Pinterest boards. With everything else that we do, getting onto that piece of land has always been the undercurrent, the goal we’ve been working towards.
So many ducks, so few rows.
Well, to quote Bad Boys II, shit just got real.
This what they call a cliffhanger.
Because although I feel comfortable announcing that there is finally movement on the Barbelith front, there are people we need to talk to on a personal level before I start really flapping my gums.
Things are about to change and the evolution shall be blogged.
That’s the saying, right?
Give us a follow, if you’re of a mind to do so. The next couple of years are going to be interesting.