Tag Archives: salvaging

Curb Appeal

Most of this spring has been spent continuing projects that had to be tarped over the god-awful winter we had last year. But one brand new project (that had been perking for a while) was getting a sign up out … Continue reading

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A Good First Year

  A little “soft opening” announcement on this website that we’d be taking reservations starting in May 2014 had us out of the gate. Our first guests arrived on May 1. What they didn’t know is that several hours prior … Continue reading

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Out With the Old, In With the Old

If you read some of the beginning of this whole story of how Barnhaven came to be, you might remember that I bought my barn and an acre of land for a buck. It came from my family’s lot of … Continue reading

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Part 10 ~ Up to Code and Christened, Clermont-style

When I first started doin’ all this I asked the township supervisor (whom I’ve known all my life), Do I need to pull a work permit? He said, Well, whaddya doin’? I said, I’m turning this barn into a house. … Continue reading

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Part 9 ~ Soothing the Salvage Beast

Puttin’ in this window was a crazy deal. Fall of 2000 I was here; the foundation was put in down below what is now the study, by a couple of local guys while I was workin’ down at the beach … Continue reading

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Part 8 ~ A Memorial Day to Remember

I headed back to the barn in April or so, when the cold weather broke. Next thing I knew it was Memorial Day weekend, a year after buryin’ my dad, when all these people showed up—my younger brother Joel and … Continue reading

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Part 7 ~ Scaffolding Up to Y2K

After we buried my dad I received a small inheritance, and that’s when things started really happening around here on this building. I built the scaffolding right in the middle of the barn, the whole way up to get inside … Continue reading

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