Virtual Tour of Our Home

I am still aiming to write that book review soon. I thought I would share what I’ve been doing in the meantime.

After much thought about what we want our future to look like, David and I have decided to put our house on the market. We have it on the market for sale by owner, so I’ve been putting together promotion materials. My most intense project yet was making a video of a narrated virtual tour of our home, which I will share here.

I got the idea for making this video when I shared the before and after photos on my blog last week. I’d love to know how you all like it.

I will share more about our future plans soon. For now, please share this as widely as you can. I am using both conventional and unconventional methods for getting the word out there that our home is for sale.

Thank you in advance for sharing our news.

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18 thoughts on “Virtual Tour of Our Home”

  1. Saloma, your video is wonderful. I love your house. David and you have done a wonderful job, updating and improving it. I can’t imagine it will be on the market long. Wishing you all the best in selling your house and your future plans.

  2. Elva Bontrager

    I agree- it won’t take long to sell! Great house. Great location. Great tour. I love big houses; it would be a wrench to let it go.

  3. I don’t know how you manage to get your ‘voice’ just right in your writing and now in this video, but you do and do it masterfully. Your house is gorgeous and both you and David have obviously invested a lot in it, in every possible way. My husband and I are at the same place you’re in regarding selling a too large house and moving on. Our 1926 farmhouse was literally a shell that had been drug across a field and placed on a new foundation when I spotted it while driving past twenty five years ago. I stood in our beautiful, peaceful yard last night throwing the ball for our English Bulldogs, admiring the seven foot tall fence of corn surrounding and shielding us, and nearly had second thoughts. It’s bittersweet but has to be done. Never the less, I’m still teary eyed. I’m going to blame it on menopause ;-)

    1. Kelly, that is so nice, what you said about getting my voice right. I realized that for many blog readers, this might be the first time some of you have “heard” my voice.

      Oh, isn’t it just so bittersweet — letting go of an era when it’s been a good one? I wish you and your husband all the best in your future, wherever and whatever that may be.

  4. Michele Larson


    Your home is just beautiful and near where my husband grew up. I can almost relate. We sold our 106 year old house in Vermont in 2007 that needed all the work you have done to your house that we neither had the time or money to do. We raised 4 children there (lived there about 28 years). Someone walked by our house one day and wanted to buy it even though it was not for sale. My husband had been unemployed for over one and a half years, to young to collect SS, so without any income (except my 20 hour week job at the Aldrich Library) we decided to sell. We told them everything and I mean everything wrong with the house and they still bought it. I wanted to discourage them. We believe it was God’s providence. I miss that house terribly. We bought a ranch home here in PA and it does not have enough room for my bookcases or the charm of our old house.

    1. Michele, that is a bittersweet story. We know we will miss this house, especially after all we put into it. But there comes a time when we realize that we’re in the autumn of our lives, and it’s time to let go of dreams that were manageable when we were younger…

      I can imagine that moving out of Vermont was part of your loss. I know it was ours when we moved just south of the border to Mass. But the story you tell of not being able to find work in Vermont, is unfortunately, a common one. It was one of the reasons we moved.

      1. Michele Larson

        We hope your house will sell fast. Your home is a dream home for many – it is in New England, old with character, and totally redone so no drafty floors, doors and windows, a livable attic, new wiring and heating etc. It should sell fast. We too are in the autumn of our lives but I am feeling closer to winter. It is much more expensive here in PA so we are talking about another possible move but we don’t know where. God bless you and keep you.

      2. Michele Larson

        Funny you moved from Vermont to Mass. and we moved from Springfield MA to Barre Vt – my hometown. My husband worked for a printer there for 30 years when the plant was closed. He had a job in printing here in PA for only 2 years. It has been a rough 10 years!

  5. Is this the home that has the Bed and Breakfast? I’m new to your posts and am still trying to put this all together. And did not getting the Fulbright Scholarship have something to do with this also? Excellent work on both the house and the video. Your talents are exceptional.

    1. Yes, Denise, this is the home that we’re offering as a BnB. Actually, if I had gotten the Fulbright, we would have put the house on the market earlier. We are deciding that this is too much house for us at this stage in our lives, plus there are some things happening in David’s position that are disconcerting. Between the two, we decided it was time…

    2. Thank you, Denise, for your kind words about the house, video, and talents. I think this house represents both David’s and my talents well, and it’s why it will be a wrench to let go of it.

  6. I can’t tell you how many times we watched the video… ? It brings good memories back of the visit of your visit to your home last year. Both David & you did such a great job with the house & I hope it will find good new owners.

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