And So We Pivot – Why We’re Choosing to Homeschool This Year

Like so many parents, we’ve been anxiously waiting — fingers crossed — to hear our school district’s 20/21 reopening plan. We filled out the survey they sent us in June, speculated countless times with friends and family over what the choices could be, and spent hours listening to the school board deliberate before hearing their…

Our Schoolhouse Reno: Temporary

Ready for the next installment of our Schoolhouse Reno? If you noticed, in the last photos of my last post, the camper is nowhere to be seen. That’s because rather suddenly, in mid-September, my family decided that they were DONE living in the camper. We were also running very close to the end of our…

Our Schoolhouse Reno: Siding

It’s been so much fun sharing our Schoolhouse Renovation project. So far, we’ve covered Demolition and Framing, and today I’m sharing pictures of my FAVORITE part of the project so far: siding! When we bought the house in September of 2018, the previous owners had started a siding project but never finished it, and they…

Our Schoolhouse Reno: Framing

Four months ago we moved out of our fixer-upper and into a 24′ camper so that we could gut our house (a former 1895 one-room-schoolhouse and town hall turned home) from the rafters to the crawlspace. In my previous post, I shared photos of our demolition process. Today I’m sharing the transformation from a cavernous…

Our Schoolhouse Reno: Demolition

Four months ago I announced that we’d be living in a camper (again). While I intended to update regularly on our process, I slightly underestimated how busy and crazy our life would be. It turns out that completely gutting and rebuilding the inside of your house, while living in a 24′ camper with a spouse,…