"If at first you don’t succeed try, try and try again."

Name: Stephan Kaspers, Judith Bolk, and their cats Dinkey and Wolly
Location: Coevorden, the Netherlands
Size: 1,292 square feet
Years lived in: 4 years, owned

A less adventurous person might have backed away from this house built in 1920 — charming as it was, it was practically uninhabitable and in dire need of updates. But as a little boy Stephan loved rearranging his bedroom, tweaking details to make the space look lovely. So despite not having any renovation experience prior to this huge project, five years ago Stephan took on the challenge of purchasing this house and doing most of the work himself in his spare time.

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The DIY movement is a re-introduction (often to urban and suburban dwellers) of the old pattern of personal involvement and use of skills in upkeep of a house or apartment, making clothes; maintenance of cars, computers, websites; or any material aspect of living.

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