Welcome to House Love! We are three DIY websites in one place.

House Love: Victorian Splendor in the City

Come see what we did to a grand Victorian — a 4500 square foot Baltimore brownstone that was a wreck after a notorious fraternity abandoned it. We worked on it from 2000 until 2015. THIS OLD HOUSE magazine featured our work in 2008. The House Love site shows you all the before and afters, and offers tons of great advice and ideas for inspiration.


Good Contrivance: A Victorian Family Farm

In 2015, we bought the historic Good Contrivance Farm, in the rolling hills of northern Maryland. The farm house hadn’t been touched since 1959 and the land had gone fairly wild. The Good Contrivance site shows you the work we’re doing to restore the farm and our many projects, and introduces you to the Good Contrivance mission, which includes public programs.


Van Adventures: A Tiny House on Wheels

If you’re into life off the grid and on the road, you’ll want to check out Van Adventures, featuring our super-custom DIY camper van — which combines vintage style with state-of-the-art technology. We’ve visited 42 states so far, driven 120,000 miles, and had lots of fun in our Sprinter. Check out our videos and how-to guides to get yourself started on your own camper van adventure.




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