Catskills Cottage on a Budget

Catskills Cottage on a Budget

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Aaron Able
Jul 2, 2009

With a budget of $10,000, Christina Salway and John Moskowitz transformed an abandoned 700 square foot house in the Catskills into a weekend cottage with a touch of urban sophistication. The New York Times tells the story of the couple's first home purchase and their 8-month DIY renovation (they did hire a roofing contractor)...

Using salvaged materials to enclose what was once a garage and furnishing the home with the help of Craigslist, thrift stores and street finds, the 1920s cottage has emerged from the DIY process as a small and efficient weekend home.

Be certain to check out the full story and ALL the great pictures from The New York Times: A Second Home, a Starter Budget and the slide show.

(Images: Phil Mansfield for The New York Times)

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