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Lisa Gergets
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So, we're building a cordwood tiny house this summer, and a bigger house next spring, summer, and fall.

I took some advice from one of rob roy's books, and have been asking around for building supplies...windows, interior and exterior doors, flooring, bathroom vanity, kitchen cabinets/countertops...

And in the last 24 hours, I've secured four double-crank-out windows, six basement windows, a sink and countertop, and the entire wooden platform for our temporary tent (13x27 approximately) for...

$6.

The windows are free, just have to wait for the remodeling to be done (the crank out's I'll get on Monday!), we'll get the basement windows in May (free), the sink and countertop in June (free). The platforms are what we paid $6 for by placing a bid to the city on the platforms which are now on an abandoned hotel property. We're also inquiring to see if we can get inside the hotel to see if there's anything inside we can bid on.

Rob Roy said he was able to build his 3000 square foot house for $30K because he let everyone who would listen know what he was looking for, and what his plans were. So I've been doing the same, and just asking around.

People are appreciative to have this stuff off their hands, and not have to deal with getting rid of it themselves, and they love the idea that it's all being used to build another home.

How awesome is that?

 
Larry Bock
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I was thinking to myself as I worked on and planned my camp. I have been blessed and looked after during this project by someone. Especially in the free stuff category So I'm thinking the other night, hey Larry, a 5ft wrap around porch would be nice? As walked to my work truck to grab something, I glanced in the dumpster , low and behold was enough 5 foot pieces engineered 2x6 joists to wrap 3/4 of my future 20x24 camp. ,,,,yea, I like free stuff
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