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Thomas J. Story

The Ugly Duckling

There are fixer-uppers, and then there are complete wrecks.

Determined to put down roots in a desirable beach town, Joe and Kalli Rivers Altieri were somewhat restricted by a tight budget. So they chose an uninhabitable 1920s shack with no studs or insulation that had served as base camp for 39 squatters and a taco truck.

"We were young, poor, and crazy," Joe says with a smile.

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