Washington Acres



This blog is about living in the country, adventures in DIY, and an 80s contemporary fixer in southeastern Washington.

Originally from the east coast, I moved to the Northwest in 2009 after landing a job in Pendleton, Oregon working for a tribal government. My first place was the ugly house on a nice street in Pendleton. Four years and two kids later, the renovations were complete and I managed to sell it for sale by owner in less than two months.

My husband and I now own another fixer in Waitsburg, Washington. Everything needs work- from the foundation to the roof. Once the existing structure is fixed, an addition is next.

The house sits on 28 picturesque acres in the foothills of the Blue Mountains. Although mostly steep hillside, the views are amazing once you make it up to the top of the property by following one of many game trails carved into the hillside. We even have a (mostly year-round) creek!

I love that we’re able to raise our boys, Micah and Jesse, where there is room to explore so that they can cultivate an appreciation for the outdoors and sustainable living. Maybe they’ll even pick up a few renovation skills!