Our Favorite Houses- Big Yards, A Converted Church, and Downtown Living

By Mike LaFollette, Diana Lamirand, and Stephanie Figy • Mar 16, 2023
"The Chouse" in Redkey, IN (Jay County)

We love to explore housing possibilities in every community that we visit. Here are four of our favorite hidden gems that got us talking:

"The Chouse" in Redkey, IN (Jay County)

Jay County, IN

Love to entertain and looking to move to your own little slice of heaven? You’ll be rejoicing and bells will be ringing (really!) after seeing The Chouse, a former church converted into a truly unique, 8,071-square-foot home in Redkey, a small Indiana town filled with Midwestern charm. It also has a pool built for fun in the sun!

Built in 1910, this eight-room sanctuary, located four blocks north of Main Street and the town’s center, offers a truly one-of-a-kind living/entertainment space with soaring ceilings, beautiful hardwood, three large bedrooms, 2.5 bathrooms, and a 4-vehicle carport.

A fully finished basement with exposed brick walls provides even more space to spread out or get your game on, and your guests will be thrilled to ring the still-intact church bell inside the old choir loft on the third floor. If partying outside is more your thing, the enclosed backyard features a spacious wooden deck, a large swimming pool, a hot tub, and a grassy area for grilling.

Check out the $5,000 cash incentive package Jay County is offering to full-time remote workers willing to relocate to Redkey or other nearby towns.

Historic House (built in 1840) in Richmond, IN

Richmond, IN

Imagine spending a warm spring evening on your new screened-in sun porch, hosting a massive summer party on your sprawling 2.5-acre yard, or curling up in front of your choice of five fireplaces. Yes, that’s right—five fireplaces! Even better, get paid to move to Richmond, Indiana, where this historic brick beauty with charming built-ins and original architectural details is listed for sale.

Just minutes from Earlham College, experience all the benefits of country living within city limits. And located right off Highway 40 (Main Street of America), you’re only a short drive to larger metros like Indianapolis, Dayton, and Columbus.

The best part: Richmond is currently offering a $7,500 incentive package to full-time remote workers willing to relocate to Wayne County. Check out these benefits!

Terre Haute, IN Hickory Hill House

Terre Haute, IN

Find happiness in this Terre Haute Hickory Hill house! The nearly 5,000-square-foot home includes plenty of space to live, work and play, with 4 bedrooms, 3.5 bathrooms, and the ultimate spot to kick back after a long day or host friends on the weekend — a fully finished walkout basement with a gas fireplace and wet bar.

Enjoy grilling and chilling on the freshly stained deck, playing lawn games on the half-acre lot, or taking a walk in this quiet, suburban neighborhood. Or, take a 15-minute drive to downtown Terre Haute, which is home to dozens of shops, restaurants, and entertainment options. Imbibe in the Terre Haute Brewing District, which hosts an annual Haute Hops & Vines Festival.

All this and more (like $7,500 cash) could be yours when you choose to relocate to Terre Haute.

2 Bedroom County in downtown Warsaw, IN

Kosciusko County, IN

🚨Rooftop Deck Alert! 🚨

If you’re looking for a 100% move-in ready home centrally located in a lively downtown, we have an amazing spot for you in Warsaw, Indiana!

You really can’t get more downtown than this space. Located just steps from the town square, this historic 2-bedroom condo features a modern layout with 14-foot ceilings, beautiful hardwoods, granite countertops — and best of all — a private rooftop deck with 360-degree views of downtown Warsaw and Center Lake.

With everything in walking distance, you can forget the Uber fees or ditch your car altogether, if that’s your thing. Walk out the front door and nosh on Japanese, Indian, or Mexican food, then imbibe at Mad Anthony Brewing or Anthology Whiskey Room.

The condo comes fully furnished and is ready for move-in. That means no moving fees, no lugging furniture upstairs, and definitely no yard work on the weekends.

Sounds cool, right? It gets better: Kosciusko County is currently offering a $5,500 incentive package (including the option for money towards a mortgage rate reduction!) to full-time remote workers willing to relocate to Warsaw and surrounding towns.

About MakeMyMove

Remote work has freed millions of Americans to live where they want, and many are making the move to places that better match their lifestyle. In turn, cities and towns across the country are offering incentives like cash, perks and programming to remote workers who move and work from their communities. At MakeMyMove, you can explore all the places, get personalized help to find the one that’s right for you, connect with locals, and access support to make your move a piece of cake.