I’ve mentioned before that we’ve been building a house, and I wanted to share some of the details here.

Until we found this opportunity we didn’t think we’d be able to afford a house, much less a new build. But we realized that if we were willing to move out just a little bit farther, we could do just that.

Friends and family have been supportive but concerned with the distance. I’ve gotten used to that reaction, and combat it by saying that an extra 20 minutes won’t kill us, the house is stunning, and it will provide the best childhood for Logan.


We’re moving to a brand new and quiet neighborhood with plenty of kids Logan’s age. We’ll have a big house, a nice backyard and a handful of parks within walking distance.


And for purely selfish reasons, I’ll have my dream home that was literally designed for me – by me!

I’m unbelievably grateful that our family has this opportunity. Our goal as parents is to give the best life possible to our kids, and I feel like we’ve made the best decision possible, in order to do this.


(If you want to see more details about my home and the building process, you can follow my Home Blog Lot number 14)


Sabrina Flores Keefe

(20) Comments

  1. Thats awesome! Congratulations!! We moved this past year about 30 mins from where we wanted to be, but got a much better, bigger house in a great neighborhood by doing so. So worth it!!

  2. Congrats on your new home! I think building is the way to go. You get everything the way you want it and there’s nothing better than a custom built house! I have so many friends who have said they’ll never build again because it was stressful, but I really want to build myself! Your home is just lovely!

  3. It already looks great. I wish you all the best moving forward!

  4. I love seeing you share your home building journey! My husband and I have been talking about buying property and building a home. I know it is much more in depth and probably more expensive, but so worht it!

  5. Diana says:

    I’m happy for you and your family, Sabrina! That’s so nice to have your own home designed from scratch by yourself! Can’t wait to have my own home 😍

  6. Congratulations! What a fun journey to take your readers on. I can’t wait to see more – perhaps detailed room reveals in the future? Yes?

  7. It sounds like you really found where you need to be. I know distance from work and family is tough. But when we really get out of our comfort zone that is when great things happen!

  8. Congrats! What a beautiful home. My husband and I moved farther from our family too but it was the best decision for out family. Your little one is going to love having friends his age.

  9. Such a beautiful family in such a beautiful new home. Congrats!!

  10. wow. Your new home is fantastic. Congratulations on the move.

  11. It looks gorgeous, I am happy for you!

  12. i sold my duplex and bought a ranch and i love it. it is only 3 years old. this looks like quite the adventure

  13. Congratulations on the new home. Just like you i plan to design my home myself. 😊

  14. What a wonderful experience this must’ve been for you and your family. We built our own a few years back when our boys were younger. It was the best decision for us — more so for the price.

  15. My parents built our own house when I was a kid. I have good memories of running between the walls as a kid.

  16. Congrats on your new home! It’s so cool that you’re able to build it from scratch. It’s something you can pass down to your kids!

  17. I cannot wait to start some home renovation myself. It is actually really fun!

  18. I’m so happy for you. This will be a great journey for you guys. Thanks for sharing!

  19. This looks lovely! I love the design of and style of the exterior.

  20. This looks like a lovely home! Congrats on your new home purchase!

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