I know what you’re thinking. What in the world is a shouse? A shouse is just a style of house that is considered a blend of a shop or shed, and a house. So you get a shouse. And you guessed it, that’s what I live in. My husband and I started renting our first shouse in May 2019. However, we didn’t know it was a shouse. For us, it’s just the first house we rented. We didn’t actually know we were living in a shouse until we started the process of buying our first house. A process we are still in, but we learned that we aren’t buying a house, we are buying a shouse. So, I guess you could say we are shouse people. And so far, we love it!
Our house doesn’t look like a shop, or a shed though. So don’t think we live in that. Our shouse looks like a normal house, but with metal sides similar to a large workshop. But the best part? The location. You won’t find a shouse in a big city or growing town. We’re right in the heart of the country. My husband grew up in the area and the shouse we are buying is going to be on part of the family farm that has been in the family for decades. We just hope to make our own little farm of sweet animals, and fresh produce.
The next few months, maybe even years, are going to be an adventure filled with an buying our first shouse, lots of projects to turn it into a shome (ha, see what I did there?), and starting our little farm. It’s going to be hard work but our vision has us so determined to make it the best space for our family, entertaining our friends, and making memories every day.