Our Current Home

Moscow is a physically-active, outdoorsy-type, bicycle-friendly community! People are always outside doing something. And there is a really good farmers market here, which opens this Saturday. Can’t wait for that!

Moscow has all the amenities that were missing in White Bird. No more 3-hour round trips just to get to the nearest big grocery store, Costco, big box building store, etc. And there’s even a good sushi restaurant here! Bonus!

Moscow is also home to the University of Idaho, with a student population of almost 12,000. So what does the rental market look like in a college town in the middle of the school year? There were literally 2 places available for rent in mid-January! One was 700 sq ft and one was 600 sq ft.

So here we are….the four of us and our dog living in 600 sq ft of luxury! What?!?

Let’s just say the first 2 weeks here were a shock to the system!  Coming from a 2,300 sq ft house on 18 acres to a 600 sq ft apartment in a city definitely took some getting used to. I may have gone slightly crazy the first few weeks!

Suffering from claustrophobia was an excellent motivator to get us out and about to check things out every day! There is a really strong homeschool community here, so it took us no time to get involved and make new friends.

The boys even learned how to ice skate at the city ice rink! They had so much fun learning to skate! I was amazed at how quickly they went from barely being able to stand up to literally zipping around and playing capture the flag and other games with the other kids.

Boys First Ice Skating 2-4-16

Their first time ice skating….hanging on tight by their fingertips!

So are you wondering how much longer we’ll be able to live in just 600 sq ft?

Only 32 more days until we move into our new home! And yes, we’re counting down! Our new home is on 6 acres of rolling hills with a mountain view! We can’t wait to get started on our new homestead!


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About Kelly

I'm a recovering HR Director turned stay-at-home mom. And I've never been happier! My interests include cooking, baking, preserving, homeschooling, gardening and reading. I'm enjoying expanding my homesteading and animal husbandry skills. I love exploring nature through the eyes of my children! Every day is full of magic moments...if you're willing to look!

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