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Hometown House Is a Dream Cottage: After

Who: Corey and Katie G.
Where: Costa Mesa, CA

We love the fact that we can proudly say we put our own blood, sweat, and tears into building our little dream cottage. Besides doing all of the work ourselves, we constantly visited garage sales and Habitat for Humanity's ReStore for deals on appliances and building materials. The hardest part of the remodel for us was having to live in it during construction, the strenuous labor, and not having a social life for years. However, this house is very special to us because we completed it as a family.

Who did the work: I did all of the work myself.
Cost: $25,000 to $50,000
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