Want to do it yourself but don't know how? This looks like a fun weekend. You can spend as little as one day or as much as two weeks taking courses at the Yestermorrow Design/Build School.
The Vermont school offers over 100 courses per year in design, construction, woodworking, architectural craft, and sustainable design. Some examples: Urban Apartment Renovation, Efficiency by Design, and Plumbing Demystified. Syllabi are available online if a particular class jumps out at you. We're thinking this could be a fun and educational summer getaway.