If you popped in to our funding site at GoFundMe.com you will have seen that we are trying to raise $25,000! You might be thinking “That’s a lot of money!” or “That’s not enough for a home!” Either way you are right. It is a LOT of money, and it’s probably not nearly enough.
How did I come up with that number? The septic installation estimate is $10,500; a well will run between $4,000 and $6,000. Cheap mobile homes – older ones with some fixer up needs – run between $5,000 and $10,000, not including moving which, depending on the size of the home, distance from our lot, and work to break it down and set it up might run as much as $5,000. Then there are incidentals – fees to hook up utilities, furniture and household goods to purchase, repairs to make. A nice, newer mobile home might run between $25,000 and $35,000 so you can see we are aiming low!
A family friend is willing to provide me with a small loan – maybe even enough to pay for the septic and if necessary I will take it. Having been under and unemployed for so long I’m loath to take on debt, not knowing how well situated I will be to repay it. So I’m wishing big – anything we raise will go towards our home and we will scale down (or up) depending on how things go!
If you would like to help out but are leery of sharing information online our address is
899 S. College Mall Rd 244, Bloomington IN 47401. If you’d rather send a gift card some of the stores around us are Target, Walmart, Lowes, Menards, Big Lots, Goodwill and Krogers. We will be adding household goods to our Amazon.com wishlist as well – sort of a virtual housewarming!
The kids are excited, full of hope, dreaming of décor and space and looking forward to being close to our goats. They are very optimistic. We are counting on all our readers and supporters to be the wind beneath our wings. Thank you!