Because the house and almost everything in and around it is vintage, definitely thrifty and we do it all ourselves...
of course that's mainly Noel's job!
We are situated on top of a low gravel hill in an area of gently rolling savanna.
In fact we are just 16 miles North of I-10 which is the edge of where Zone 8 changes to Zone 9 as I-10 is the Zone dividing line in this part of Texas.
To the south is a much larger 100 acre tract that belonged to Gilbert and Lillian Bartosh.
The Bartoshes have passed on and their land was divided into two tracts.
They had no children, so one parcel went to Gilbert's kin and the other to Lillian's.
Google Map of Texas Treasure Box
The main house is pictured above and we have 5 other outbuildings.
So here is a view of the house from the back,
which also shows the the side and back of the shop.
Here is the old smokehouse turned guesthouse.
You can see Noel's studio in the back.
His studio is a 14 X 32 Morgan Portable building and of course, you see the work-in-progress deck and obligatory above ground pool...
it gets HOT here in Central Texas!
The chicken house where the girls live... no rooster here!
Don't need 'em!
We have 12 assorted hens who are actually quite nice and of course,
they give us ...
But where there's chickens...there's always a ...
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