Any time you move into a new home, it’s like the beginning of a new relationship. Neither of you knows each other, but there’s lots of excitement and a little trepidation about how it’s going to work. There’s the honeymoon stage, where each of you is trying to present your best self and make a good impression. If that goes well, it’s followed by the Commitment stage. This is where you both like what you’ve seen of each other, so you decide to keep moving forward.
Right now we’re at the honeymoon stage with our little rental. As we look around, even though its empty, it has a personality of sorts that’s been formed by past relationships. I like how my friend, Brad Houston, describes characters of houses. “You don’t create a home before you know it’s character.” Once we get to know our cabin’s character a little better, we’ll be able to make it a home for us. Even though it will be a temporary home, we’ll still treat it well and make it the best we can while we’re there. Houses want to be loved and cared for just as much as any living thing.
We’d love to have you join us for the process! What has been your experience with moving and character of houses?
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