The best of both worlds – City living with an Urban Homestead!
If you love the convenience of Urban or Suburban living, but want to be able to supplement your family’s food, an urban homestead or hobby farm may be the perfect solution. Living in the city offers many advantages. You are closer to entertainment and will likely have a shorter commute to work. However, a smaller yard may have you thinking it’s not possible to grow your own vegetables or raise your own chickens. While some neighborhoods will restrict these activities, (check your HOA guidelines!) many are becoming open to the idea of small scale farming. The idea of “farm-to-table” living is gaining popularity and with that comes the desire to provide your own food or share within a community. Neighborhoods are popping up that offer community gardens where neighbors work together to grow a garden and then share the crops. If you don’t live in the country and your neighborhood doesn’t provide a community garden, you can still create an urban homestead in your backyard.
Houzz – Inspiring Raised Beds for Fall and Spring Planting
Are you considering a new home for your golden years?
A growing number of retirees are leaving the homes where they raised their children and are choosing instead to downsize. If you are contemplating something smaller, retirement house plans offer the chance to build exactly what you want, with a size that fits your new needs.
If you enjoy design elements from both traditional and modern homes, you may appreciate a house plan that blends the popular features of each into one cohesive design. That is exactly what you get with Urban Farmhouse design, it’s a modern twist on a traditional home. These designs perfectly blend classic elements with modern amenities, providing you with a unique look that will fit your personal style.
House Plan on the Drawing Board 1481 is a Ranch design with a split-bedroom layout!
1929 sq ft, 3 beds, 2 baths
Conceptual House Plan 1481
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Conceptual design 1481 is a updated version of The Oakway house plan 968. The exterior is a mix of siding with stone-and-shake accents. This design works well on a narrower lot, with front-facing garage bays and a width of only 57 feet.