How We Found $7,000 in Reclaimed Construction Materials in Four Days

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Many of you know that we spent a solid four days last week in a demolition project! We found an ad on Craigslist advertising a bunch of roofing for just $300 if we were to remove it ourselves so we went to check it out. It turns out that the entire house and barn was scheduled to be demolished in two days’ time, and the contractor let us know that we were free to take anything we wanted as if we didn’t, it would simply go to waste by being burned.

We got straight to work and were able to salvage 70 panels of roofing, cedar sheathing, barked cedar posts, bricks as well as loads of usable lumber. We are already putting these materials to use and have saved over $3,000 in our little winter add-on for our RV! Follow us on Facebook to see all of the little mini projects we are using these reclaimed materials on!”

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1 thought on “How We Found $7,000 in Reclaimed Construction Materials in Four Days”

  1. So they essentially made an extra $15,000 in two months just by salvaging. This is so simple to do. Even if you build with earthbags or straw bales, you’ll likely need wood for the roof, door and window frames, interior walls, etc. Using reclaimed materials is one of the fastest, easiest ways of cutting construction costs.


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