The SpaceA "dog trot" was an affordable style of raised-frame construction in the 1800s. Two, fully enclosed rooms were separated by an open breezeway, all of which were under one roof. Summertime heat meant sleeping outside in the breezeway between the two rooms, while winters could be spent indoors, in the two rooms each with its own fireplace. As incomes allowed the breezeways were closed in over time, kitchens built and adjoined, and other additions made. Today there are essentially 11 rooms including the full-length loft upstairs, 1 kitchen, 2 baths, and 3 porches to enjoy. Guest AccessAll indoor spaces are available for you and your guests. Accommodations are modest as this home is still much like it was over the past century - bouncy floors, drafty windows, and minimal modern conveniences. Interaction with GuestsThe granddaughter of the builder, my sister, is the caretaker. She lives a quarter-mile away in her own home out of sight, but on the property, raising her 2 boys, 6 or more horses, and several dogs. She will provide only minimal interaction, or less, if preferred, but she will make sure you have clean sheets and timely updates on what works and doesn't work in the house. The NeighborhoodLocated 1 mile from State Hwy 57, the property is about 1/2 woods and 1/2 pasture/pecan orchard with two ponds (see (SENSITIVE CONTENTS HIDDEN) Map). One pond has a few catfish, bream and such for fishing. There are a few other pioneers scattered about in the square mile or so beyond the property - maybe 8 homesteads. No one within a quarter mile, but for some deer, a bobcat, and a few turkeys. School House Road is classified as "improved" with a grey stone slag over red clay dirt - still very dusty at times, but not used very much. Maybe 6 cars a day go by, including the letter carrier. There is a state park with camping and canoeing about 10 miles north called Desoto National Forest/Black Creek and an off-road park called Red Creek Off Road about 5 miles away. Getting AroundRural farmhouse and farmland. Walk, bike, or drive. You can bring your own horses for riding only, but must have prior approval from the caretaker. No public transportation. Nearest interstate is 25 miles away. Other Things to NoteBeautiful views of pecan orchards, horses, barns, birdlife, and sunsets can be had from the front porch. Surrounded by woods in every direction for dozens of miles, the location of the property is 15 miles or so from the nearest town, Vancleave, MS. and another 5 miles to further to get to Interstate-10. At night the stars are so bright they cast shadows. A full moon will blind you.