Budget Beach House
See how a young couple transformed a condemned beach shack into their dream home, for about $1 per square foot.
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.