Name: Roy and Liane Burns, their baby Walt, and dog Zee
Location: Bluff Park — Birmingham, Alabama
Size: 2,600 square feet
Years lived in: 2 — owned
When graphic designers Roy and Liane Burns set out to buy their first house, they sought modern, affordable, and sustainable living. After an unavailing search, they met co-founders Matthew Finley (of Matthew & Mikel's DIY Water+Works Remodel) and Will Brothers from the design-build practice Green Bottle Workshop. Over coffee and rice krispies treats, a GBW fav, Roy and Liane became convinced that their budget need not prevent them from building their dream home.