Tuesday, September 26, 2017

House of Serenity

Our move from Little Shouse on the Prairie was somewhat bittersweet.  Although our move was an amazing answer to prayer, it did come with a cost - our two eldest daughters.  Maid Elizabeth owned a home and Miss Serenity had secured a job and made a 5 month commitment.  As we drove down our driveway for the last time, I watched our daughters grow small in the distance.  With tears streaming down my face I prayed for their protection.  And I prayed that God would do His will in their lives.  

Maid Elizabeth and Miss Serenity have spent their summer making the trip from their home to ours.  They have helped us get settled.  They have cleaned and painted and built right along side of us.  And then they've made the trip back home.

As Miss Serenity's job came to a close, she began anticipating the next chapter in her life, whatever that might be.  As she prayed and thought, her mind kept coming back to home - the home where we now lived.  We talked about job prospects and house prospects and what she wanted to do with her life and things began to fall amazingly into place.  Within the span of a week, Serenity had a new job lined up (for next spring), and had purchased a house! 

Following her house up the mountain

Miss Serenity's house is not a typical house, it is a former Potlatch (timber company) scalers shack!  It is 8 feet by 20 feet and is on a 5 ton military axle.  It is sturdy and solid and is going to be oh, so cute when she is done fixing it up!  

Serenity chose to "park" her house behind our new butcher shop.  She has privacy, a yard and a year around creek running in front of her home.  Not only is it a wonderful place for her to live, she will also work at the butcher shop in-between other jobs.

Sir Knight bringing the forklift to set the house into place

Picking it up and moving it to line up properly with our building

Getting ready to block it up

Cutting the dunnage
Our chicks are coming home to roost!  We are so grateful that our children choose to be nearby and we thank God that He is providing a business not just for Sir Knight and I, but for our children as well!  

And now we get to be a part of the House that Serenity built!!


  1. Miss Serenity will love this. Her home is where her heart is.

    Montana Gal and I lived in a Conex shipping container (exact same 8'x20' size) on our lot while we built our home. Honestly, we have wonderful memories of that experience. Fortunately we were able to keep off government radar.
    Montana Guy

    1. Off the government radar?! what the heck did you do?!

  2. Yes! A tiny house before they became a fad. Will she be able to tie into your septic system?

  3. Oh, my!! What lovely news!! Can't wait to see... Pardon my voyeurism.

    Yes, your children have a rich inheritance indeed...

  4. Pretty awesome.

    My parents have on their property an old donkey shed which was originally dragged around for lumbering but over time was put on a foundation and expanded into a snug little home.

  5. What happened to the shouse? Is someone else living there?

  6. Knew you all had been busy! So glad to see your dreams coming to fruition! What a great and grand adventure to get to follow you on! God is so good!!!

  7. Enola,

    Congrats to both of your daughters, they've grown up fast.

    Cute little house, just the perfect size. I can see it now, your daughter decorating it to her liking.

    We both are blessed with amazing children :-)


  8. Can't wait to see what she does with the inside.

  9. Congratulations to Miss Serenity on her new home. No doubt he'll enjoy fitting it out to her liking. I hope you're able to give updates. Jenny

    1. Oops, forgot the "s"... "SHE." Jenny