- 6:24 pm - Fri, Dec 30, 2011
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Amazing “austerity house” — furnished and finished with reclaimed goods
In these belt-tightening times, it always helps to shop around to get the best deal.
But one couple [whose business we’ve mentioned previously on Unconsumption here] have taken that philosophy to the extreme by completely transforming their home simply with reclaimed goods.
Trawling charity shops and tips, and searching on websites Gumtree, Freecycle and eBay, the pair managed to create an incredible home from items no-one wanted.
What would have cost about £35,000 using new materials has been done for under £3,000 - albeit with thousands of man-hours.
Among other salvaged materials, pallet wood was used throughout the home; a bed platform (pictured above), and window coverings and kitchen cupboards (below) are made from it.
Read the rest and view more photos here: The austerity house: Couple completely make over their home with reclaimed goods | Mail Online
[Thanks, Laura Muresan, @LaurasLastDitch!]