Category Archives: General

It All Started with a Stopped Up Toilet

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Affordable Housing Options

The tiny house that I’m building is a viable housing choice for some, but is not an option for everyone. However, it does show what can be done if you rid yourself from much of your “stuff.” Simplifying is the … Continue reading

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How Much House Do I Really NEED?

In a world where the mantra is “Bigger is Better,” it’s a good idea to evaluate how much house you really need. When you begin designing your “House On A Dime,” there are several things to consider. All other things … Continue reading

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One Room – Lots of Savings!

I’m still away on military duty, so I can’t really post any step-by-step how-to details, but I thought I would post one of our finished projects. This is a picture of our Master Bedroom.  There are several money savers here: … Continue reading

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Small, Bite-Sized Pieces

If you’re tackling a major building or remodeling project for the first time, you probably feel a little bit overwhelmed.  To help make your project a little more manageable, you need to break it down into smaller, bite-sized pieces.  Here’s … Continue reading

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Patience, Attitude and Sacrifice

“Building and remodeling without breaking the bank” can mean different things to different people.  Some of you might be building a brand new house, and want to find some ways to shave a few thousand dollars off of the cost, … Continue reading

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Before and After – An Amazing Transformation

Just to whet your appetite, I thought I’d give you a little history of our first major house project, and post a before and after pic. When we moved to East Texas, we had a little over $6,000.00 and wanted … Continue reading

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Save money and have fun!

This blog is about building or remodeling your house, saving money, and having fun!  When we bought our house and 3 acres for $6,000.00, we didn’t have a lot of construction skills.  But, through a lot of reading, trial and … Continue reading

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