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.

 

New Roof

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After we painted the brick white, the ugly red roof stuck out like a sore thumb. It’s been driving ME CRAZY since the house was painted. We wanted to do a black roof to tie in with the back doors and window frames. Read More

The Land

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Two acres really isn’t THAT much land, but when it’s in horrible shape… it’s a lot to catch up on. The property wasn’t kept clean for a few years. The weeds were so tall, I had to selfie with them! For reference, I’m 6’3″ so that’s one freaking tall weed. Read More

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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CONTACT

 BrentHammett@ymail.com