I work with Hermit Haus Redevelopment to help people quickly sell their houses. I do their social media! I'm also a certified Texas Master Naturalist and love the nature of Milam County. I'm also a tech writer in Austin, secretly.
We started this blog, then decided to keep posting about The Hermit Haus on our company pages until we are ready to accept rentals. In the next couple of weeks, we’re going to share some of the pictures and posts from during the construction phase, though.
What’s been happening?
We have mostly been getting ready to start the remodeling process, while we wait for our architectural plan to be finished. We don’t want to get permits to do the work until we know for sure what that work will be!
Our company, Hermits’ Rest Enterprises, IS now located in the pre-renovation basement, though. Tomorrow is the big day when the doorbells get installed, so we will know when we have visitors.
We’ve removed the old signs outside, donated the crosses to a worthy cause, and put up some Christmas decorations, so the building looks loved.
We are very happy to have bought this building, because we’ve noticed in the paper that the church that used to meet in the building has been making some kind donations to local charities, the police department, and others. That’s where we want our money to go, back to the community.
We can’t go into details yet, but Sue Ann had a meeting with a minister she knows, and they talked about the possibility of having a branch of a church in Cedar Park meet at The Hermit Haus on Sundays, starting next year.
We’d like to offer new options for the local community, so we are excited at this opportunity! It would be a Unitarian Universalist Church, so if you know anyone in the area who’d be interested in helping on the project, contact us! We will have more information in coming weeks, assuming the project gets approved.
Our thoughts are that we will be able to book the sanctuary for other events on Sundays, as needed, by just moving the church meeting to our conference room. The plan is to have a lot of flexibility.
Speaking of Church Stuff
If you know of a local church or other organization that might be interested in the wooden crosses outside our building, comment below and we will get in touch with you about it.
We’re really excited about what we can do with the building we just bought. It was a church here in Cameron, Texas for many years, but membership was declining as building maintenance costs rose. The congregation decided to meet elsewhere, but had to sell the building first.
It took a team with a vision to take over the property, so it remained for sale for a long time, until Hermits’ Rest Enterprises decided to purchase it. Our reasons were two fold:
We wanted a commercial building for our offices, so we could make the house we were currently using available for a family with a small business that could use the attached warehouse.
We were looking for a way to bring more visitors to the downtown area of Cameron, and we could see the potential of the building to host medium size meetings, concerts, conferences, weddings, and other celebrations.
Most wedding/conference venues in the area are in ranch settings, so we hope we will be able to offer a more traditional spot for people who don’t have a church or building of their own to use, in a neutral setting that can work for multiple styles.