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In August of 2007, my husband of exactly 45 days and I purchased a very old, very dirty house in San Francisco. This blog will document the process of us attempting to transform it into a place we can call home. We’re doing our best to re-use materials, apply green building techniques, do it on a budget, and do it mostly ourselves (yes of course we’re getting permits). In short, we’ve signed up for a very difficult task.

Check back often for building resources, tips and tricks (that we’ll likely learn along the way), and the trials of living in a construction zone as newlyweds.

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