In writing about our personal experiences, we sometimes mention products or services that we use or recommend. This page may contain affiliate links for which we receive a commission.
So now, we are entering what I’m calling Phase 2 of our search for a place to build our dream home.
We’ve pretty much exhausted all the possibilities as far as land for sale around Williamson County goes.
Now we’re branching out into all new territory — any lake in Tennessee.
The one and only thing we know for sure at this point:
We want to stay in Tennessee!
I almost had Jim convinced that we should check out Florida again.
We’ve both spent a good deal of our adult years living in various parts of Florida, and I’ve always wanted to move back.
When I showed him we could get a house in Key West for the same price we’re hoping to build one for, he was intrigued. But then we considered these factors: zero-lot lines, trailer park looking dwellings, practically no yard for the dog, and hurricanes — which caused us to quickly change our mind.
Tennessee Will Always Be Our Home
The biggest reasons for wanting to stay in Tennessee:
- NO state income tax!
- Middle Tennessee is 8 hours from anywhere
- Four full seasons, but no bad winters
- The people in Tennessee are truly wonderful
We've gone through the entire process of designing and planning every single detail of our dream log home! We have the blueprints… and the land… and the contractor… and the goal for our log cabin home to be our retirement home. Before you build (or buy) a log home, I have a slew of helpful tips for you — to plan, design, build, decorate, and maintain your very own rustic modern log home. When I'm not fine-tuning the log home of my dreams, you'll find me at the corner of Good News & Fun Times as publisher of The Fun Times Guide (32 fun & helpful websites).