THE HUSTLE HOMESTEAD

ABOUT

This is the journey of the American dream turned upside down. We are dumping 2,700 sq ft of beautiful mid-town bungalow to live in an old 700 sq ft RV garage on two acres just outside of Shreveport, LA.

 

The Ladies

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One of the plans for having some land was to have chickens, room for Blue to run… and maybe some goats. The chickens are move #1.

We inherited 4 little ladies from Cassie’s brother who is moving to Texas this summer and convinced (offered Mexican food) PawPaw to come help us build a coop.

I’d like to introduce you to Virginia, Ottie, Lou Lou and Chuy. Virginia and Ottie are named after my grandmothers, Lou Lou is named after Cassie’s mom and Chuy is our favorite lady in all of southern Mexico!

Wood Countertops

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In the cabinet post, I mentioned wanting to build an island that was 12.5 ft long. That’s all good, until I realized that I was going to need 16 ft boards and I don’t own a trailer. Dustin “The Friend With A Big Truck” Tharpe to the rescue again.

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The Fun Part

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Now the fun part! We decided to shiplap a lot of the house, but not so much that it looked like a cabin. It’s an rv garage after all. I did all of this on my own. It took a lot longer than I anticipated, but I’m really happy with the way it turned out.

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Pro Status

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I’m a brave man and a hard worker, but some thing I’m calling in back-up for.  I really wanted this project to be by the books, professional and up to code. Again, with the help of Dustin, I found killer contractors that were willing to let me do the grunt work.  Just tell me what to cut out, dig up or move and I’ll do it. Then have the pros come in and do their work.

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The First Chunk

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Because the building was an RV garage, the front of the building was low for cars to drive in with a higher step up in the back for the “pool house”. Our first step was to pour concrete into the garage section to level the entire building to the same height.

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CONTACT

 BrentHammett@ymail.com