Friday, June 28, 2013

A Home Near The Lake

Odometer- 35647
Trip meter-  at rest

Welcome from Port Orford, Oregon...
We have been assured that new signs are being printed and soon the sign at the city limits will look like this.

Here is a sneek peak at the coastal home that we negotiating to buy here in Port Orford.

No home is perfect and this one is no exception.  We had a whole home inspection performed by Absolute Home Inspection out of Coos Bay and should have the report by the first of next week.

We had to give up our original goal of living on the lakefront, but not by much- we have a deeded lake access right across the road from the house!

This house was the best fit for all our requirements- a remodeling pallete for Joan to finess into shape,

A large garage/ shop for Jeff.

 Large south facing windows.

small size and efficient layout, room for guests, and very importantly for us- room for a motorhome dock for our #1 home on wheels.

Of course, Jeff is busy with Google Sketchup drawing out floor plans

 And exterior models-  This free program from Google is very powerful and extremely addictive- once you get started- it's hard to quit!
Joan and I are really enjoying the walks that we can take around here.  Very little traffic and lots of roads and trails.  Last night we walked from our RV park down to Battle Rock Park at the south edge of town, and back home again- a distance of 3.2 miles.  Awesome!

Battle Rock is named for the battle fought here in 1851 between the Naitive American Qua-to-mah warriors and a group of 9 Europeans deposited here to form a settlement.  The Europeans took refuge on the large sea mount seen at the far right of this photo.  The Europeans eventually slipped away on the seashore in the dead of night.  Lucky for us the port was eventually established as a town in 1856.  The oldest Townsite on the Oregon Coast.

Your Traveling Friends

Jeff and Joan

1 comment:

  1. What a lovely home! That would be a dream come true for me. A home near the coast of Oregon AND a MH! Lucky you. Wishing you many, many happy years while at home in Shangri-La or traveling in your Shangri-La on wheels.