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  •  I bought land and... (3+ / 0-)
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    asterlil, barbwires, Joieau

    ... had the house built with the proceeds from selling my dad's condo and some land when he died.  Once in a lifetime investment.  I looked for a purchase for a year, but nothing fit my short list of requirements:  irrigation water rights, passive solar and good home office.  The house was done kinda low budget - well under $100 per sq. ft. thanks to stuff like concrete slab flooring (stained), doing the painting myself and the "build your own closets" option.  Just the minimum to pass construction inspection.  I did my own tiles in the bathroom and on the kitchen counters, don't have a dishwasher, and bought most of the light fixtures from an outlet selling contractor returns cheap.

    One passive solar item affordable to just about anybody is a clothesline.

    The river always wins. (Mark Twain)

    by Land of Enchantment on Fri May 20, 2011 at 12:01:24 PM PDT

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