I bought ten acres of hillside property in Madison County in 1991. It was a long narrow property starting at a paved road, then crossing a small creek and quickly climbing up a hill, all the way to the top.
I found that the grade of the land steepened the further I entered to the point that I realized that building a driveway to it’s peak was out of the question.
But, I did find a small potential building spot about two thirds of the way up that was just perfect for a house site. It was a bit tight… I would have to build some retaining walls to give me the minimal amount of level land needed for a small family.
There are few things better in this life than walking a parcel of land and seeking out the best building site. It is like searching for buried treasure! There are so many wonderful moments in building a house and this is one of them.
That winter I had a driveway put in and a building site was cleared.
Originally posted 2015-03-24 16:22:36.