Building a home [HOMEMAKER DAY 1]

The corner of my backyard and future treehouse

The corner of my backyard and future treehouse

I'm building a treehouse/fort/shack/hot-tub in my backyard in the next 30 days for under $200. On the last day, I will sleep in it. Why?!

It's March, and that means the start of new 30 day Blogrimage! If you don't know what a Blogrimage is, please click

When I started dating my wife from small town Kansas, I found out that her sister's husband built her a house. Immediately, I understood the high caliber of her family, and felt a little timid telling them about the website I built Amreitha (my wife). 

I'm not very handy, but I like man-caves and I like challenges. 25 weeks ago, I started a church ( and it's been one of the hardest things I've ever done. Very quickly, I realized that I need a creative outlet different from my work with the church. So building a house in the backyard seemed like the perfect 30 day challenge. 

Over the next 30 days, here's what I hope to accomplish and write about:

  • Find inspiration for tiny homes and treehouses
  • Learn from people who know how to build
  • Scavenge for free materials (via friends, trash, facebook, craigslist, etc)
  • Build the house
  • Decorate the house
  • Host a house-warming party
  • Sleep in the house

If you have any ideas or resources, please help me out! I don't know what I'm doing, but I'm excited! If you want to join me, please feel free!