During the renovation process I would always ask myself:
- “Would I want to stay in a place like this?”
- “Would my friends be comfortable here and want to come back?”
- “What would turn a good venue into a great venue?”
- “What are things I value when I travel?”
- “How can I add more of those things here?”
I carried these questions with me in every detail of the home and I hope that you feel the love, time, and energy we have baked into our little slice of Palouse pie.
Spring of 2017, our “family nights” became “renovation nights” and it was often routine to head over to the AirBNB to rip out something, haul off trash, and begin the renovation process.
When our grandkids visited in the summer, it became their evening routine to help Grandma Suzy & Grandpa Cowboy at the AirBNB … which also meant they learned to run an excavator and drive the side-by-side. Did I mention they were then 10 years old?! #proudgrandma
We have renovated the farmhouse by supporting local businesses and craftsman and by sourcing our own barnwood and repurposing many items! It’s a wonder what some paint and elbow grease can do.
With the assistance of local talent, the farming talents of my husband and his masonry skills, our friends and the moral support of my ‘tribe’ to cheer me on, the FarmHouse has become a reality. With my husband by my side, we have created something together and for that I am forever grateful.