We left an 850 sq ft condo in June of 2008 to move to a more rural area... bought a foreclosure with lots of damage and begun a hands on renovation with a budget of next to nothing! I'm very impressed how far we've come in such a little time. My major goals now are to add more gardens and get more chickens!!! I wanted to share our progress in a quick snap shot, though step by step progress, emergencies, learning curves and such were documented several times a month for the last couple years on my blog. I hope if you find it useful for your goals you follow. However, for now, here is the quick run through from 2008 to now and our HUGE projects and changes. All on a budget (it was less then $10,000 but I think it came out close to $6500 now I try to find reciepts.) http://fromseed.blogspot.com/2010/01/outside-of-our-house-is-done.html Before After More photos on the blog with the story! Happy Homesteading!!!