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Houses need to breathe

June 9th, 2018|0 Comments

I have a cottage that was built in the 40's and was very well kept by the prior owner. However, the prior owner took this nice shingle style cottage and buttoned everything up. He put [...]

Ana White | Build a Quartz Tiny House – Free Tiny House Plans | Free and Easy DIY Project and Furniture Plans

June 13th, 2016|0 Comments

Free plans to help anyone build simple, stylish furniture at large discounts from retail furniture. All woodworking plans are step by step, and include table plans, bed plans, desk plans and bookshelf plans. Thousands of [...]

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Lake Erie Cottage Bargain

September 30th, 2015|0 Comments

I occasionally write about real estate bargains throughout WNY.  There are some that perplex me a bit when they sit on the market for a while.  The following listing is located in Portland NY within [...]

Build this Cabin for Under $5,000

May 21st, 2015|0 Comments

When I came across this article/guide, I knew that I had to share it.  Most of you probably don't have a chunk of land to build something like this on, but for those who do, [...]

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Houses need to breathe

I have a cottage that was built in the 40's and was very well kept by the prior owner. However, the prior owner took this nice shingle style cottage and buttoned everything up. He put in new windows and vinyl siding. Worse than that, he boxed in the soffits with plywood and then wrapped that in vinyl. In fact, he even caulked things prior to wrapping in vinyl. This is a recipe for ROT. A lake environment can be very damp and humid. Because of that, air flow is critical. The photos below [...]

Ana White | Build a Quartz Tiny House – Free Tiny House Plans | Free and Easy DIY Project and Furniture Plans

Free plans to help anyone build simple, stylish furniture at large discounts from retail furniture. All woodworking plans are step by step, and include table plans, bed plans, desk plans and bookshelf plans. Thousands of readers are saving by building their own home furnishings. Source: Ana White | Build a Quartz Tiny House - Free Tiny House Plans | Free and Easy DIY Project and Furniture Plans

Lake Erie Cottage Bargain

I occasionally write about real estate bargains throughout WNY.  There are some that perplex me a bit when they sit on the market for a while.  The following listing is located in Portland NY within a small community named "Green Hills".  There are only about 15 or 20 other cottages in Green Hills. This lake front cottage was built in 2007 and is only asking $139,000. Take a look at the listing yourself. http://www.ccbrmls.com/public/search/advanced/summary.asp?Listing_ID=1036915 I can personally attest to the amazing sunsets.  We have a place about a mile down the road.

Build this Cabin for Under $5,000

When I came across this article/guide, I knew that I had to share it.  Most of you probably don't have a chunk of land to build something like this on, but for those who do, you will love this simple cabin plan.  The plans come for free from Mother Earth News.  I am not sure of the year that the $5,000 figure comes from, but hey, a simple cabin plan is always worth a look.   There are some construction techniques that are a little more old school that what you would typically see [...]