I recently read an inspiring article in Better Homes and Gardens Magazine about Nancy Welsh who has made it her mission to upcycle homes that otherwise would have succumed to demolition.
"Each house we save from demolition becomes someone's dream home," says Nancy Welsh.
Her non-profit, Builders of Hope, has saved 150 homes so far. They try to keep as much of the home intact as possible and then upgrade them with energy smart features. They've restored single homes and abandoned rental units in six different cities. You can check out her website at http://www.buildersofhope.org to learn more about her mission.