It isn’t easy finding the right piece of land to build your “forever” retirement home. It had to be suitable to aging in place, allowing us access to the things we enjoy most– nature, kayaking and spending time with family. With three kids in three different states, that wasn’t an easy decision. There were many factors to consider, but we ended up looking for property in Pulaski, NY near our oldest daughter. We decided on property that borders a state park on one side and the Salmon River marshes on the other side near the outlet of Lake Ontario.
Another cool factor of the property, besides being near family, is that it has a family heritage. Our son-in-law, Andy, told us about some abandoned property his uncle owned. It originally belonged to Andy’s grandparents– who actually honeymooned in the cabin, now a storage shed (shown below) that is still standing on the property. The camp that they had built burned to the ground over twenty years ago. The property was left abandoned, overgrown and in need of a lot of TLC. We loved the view and had a vision of what this could look like. So began our dreams of our net zero home.