In 2010 a family of four sold their charming little condo in the increasingly fashionable neighborhood of University Heights. With the money they bought a stripped out house in East San Diego previously owned by human smugglers. Their goal was a radical change in lifestyle that would allow DIY Makerism, self reliance, alternative technology, permaculture, and urban homesteading into their lives in ways their HOA would have never allowed. The ideas that lead them to take this plunge came from the steampunk movement as it was during a brief shining period when art and philosophy seemed at least as important as brass, and great essays, speeches, and letters were written. These days they don't worry so much about what people call "steampunk." They call what they're doing the Greyshade Estate.
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Sunday, November 21, 2010
We have hardwood floors!
With the help of family and friends we exposed the original hardwood floor of our home in one day, and its in pretty darn good shape. It only needs patching in two small areas and only moderate sanding and refinishing throughout. The hallway and living room are studded with hundreds of wood screws that secured the concrete backing of the tile. I've removed about half of them so far.