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185. You Can DIY Your Dream Home on a Budget | Dena of Fletcher Creek Cottage

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Dena is perhaps best known on the internet for sharing about how she and her family self-built their home from scratch for only $70,000. Dena has had extensive DIY, renovation, and design experience on a number of homes, and she is sharing her best tips with us today. She shares lots of practicals, but we also dive into what it looks like to embrace your own definition of “dream home” and create a beautiful home that your budget can sustain. For anyone with a DIY spirit, this episode is such a good one!

Join us as we discuss:

  • How Dena and her family built their home from scratch for only $70,000

  • Why it was important to them to build their home debt-free

  • The reality of self-building a house from scratch as a family

  • Where to start when you are designing your home

  • Budget-friendly tips for creating a home you love

  • Behind the scenes of creating content about your life and projects

  • Design specifics: window treatments, outdoor furniture, rugs

  • What you need to know about adding old charm to a new build

  • Top two must-haves when designing your dream home

  • Evaluating your perspective on “dream home” when you are trying to live within your means

View full show notes on the blog + watch this episode on YouTube.

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