Hey everyone…I’m Lindsey!  Welcome to Our Tin House!  I am so excited to have this outlet to document and share what is happening around Our Tin House.  I’m excited you’ve decided to visit us and hope you find something here that helps, interests, or motivates you!

I’m a mom of four beautiful kiddos and married to my high school sweetheart! I do my best to keep our family happy, healthy, and close to God. We live on 30 acres in a small community in Texas where I grew up, and have a garden, cows, chickens, and a couple guineas. I’m a huge user of Young Living Essential Oils, a dance teacher, work full-time at our local school district, and (just recently) we landed our first investment property! We have a full plate, but it is a wonderful life we are building.

I came up with the name Our Tin House because we literally live in a metal/tin home.  My husband came up with this idea to have the house be a metal building that we would “finish out” as our home.  I wasn’t too keen on the idea…I had visions of a beautiful home on the hill with fancy pillars and brick or rock siding.  Tin was NOWHERE in my mind…not even for the roof! It took some convincing, and an actual to-scale model of the house built out of cardboard (God bless my husband and his patience), to reassure me it wouldn’t look like my dad’s workshop.  Finally, I was onboard!

The good thing about the way we built our house was that we could do it ourselves (and by WE, I mean my husband, dad, brothers, aunts, uncles…etc., etc.).  And, it is now a home we are so proud of and love so much because of all the time, energy, blood, sweat, tears and memories that went into making it OURS!

Thanks for reading!