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Broke Homeowners sing the DIY blues

Filed Under: fix-it, miscellaneous, weekend projects

Just yesterday I was moaning and groaning over HGTV's 2008 Dream Home. Yes, I was singing a song of envy that goes something like this (and you can let your dog howl along with me): Why, oh why, does my house need so much stuff done to it? Why, oh why, do these beautiful dream homes have to be out there taunting me? Etc. etc. Today, however, I discovered a site that shows I'm in good company: Broke Homeowners.

Who are Broke Homeowners? Well, seems they are a couple somewhere out there with a house they've been working on a lot. Hence that "broke" feeling. Check out pics of their indoor and outdoor renovations, including putting in a stone patio, landscaping with trees, renovating the basement, and building a folding staircase for attic access. The Broke Homeowners are selling gear with their logo on it, too. (T-shirts say "Broke Homeowners. You're not alone. We understand.) They even have a blog. Er, a blog that hasn't been updated for quite a while. C'mon guys! I need moral support!


  • David

    I find these two sites to give the most insight on how to save energy.

  • T-Dub

    I'm the original broke homeowner (the one who maintains, anyway) and just wanted to drop a line and let you know we're trying to do a better job of keeping things updated. That's the biggest reason we went to the Blog format.

    We are most certainly still "singing the broke homeowner blues." Swing by and drop us a line!

  • OH Green

    Energy efficiency can be an green option that adds green to your wallet. Simple DIY projects can dramatically decrease your monthly energy bills.You can put a jacket around your furnace, use low-VOC caulk to seal leaky windows, or install better insulation. You can even install radiant heating and run it with solar-heated hot water. Any or all of these options will be relatively inexpensive and will pay back for itself many times over in saved energy bills over its lifetime.

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