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Offbeat Home Hunters: The "Yukon, ho!" edition

We are a single-income family of two (plus our pet rats), and while I'm the only breadwinner, I am fortunate to make a comfortable salary. We're pretty handy and not afraid to tackle home projects (as evidenced by the sort of places we were looking at in Ottawa). We're environmentally-conscious city-center dwellers and wouldn't be comfortable in the suburbs. We didn't have much time to house hunt, so we decided to see every place that met our requirements, which was a total of 9 houses. Two were about to fall down on top of us, and four were almost an hour walk from my office, which left three potential homes…

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Kurt Cobain's childhood home is for sale — anyone in Aberdeen need a roomie?

The childhood of Kurt Cobain is totally for sale — if you have $500,000 to spare. Considering the average home price in Aberdeen, Washington is around $80,000, you'll definitely be paying that extra zillion dollars for the memories. BUT OH WHAT MEMORIES THEY ARE — who WOULDN'T want to live in the room that has a wall that Kurt punched a hole through? I'm serious, Homies. Let's take a gander…

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3 ways to cope when you didn't get the home you wanted

My partner and I just bought our first house. We love it. However, we didn't get the first four we tried for, and we almost didn't get this one at least 372 times throughout the process. I found myself on an emotional rollercoaster where I had to constantly prepare myself for a possible "it's just not going to work." To make the potential hard blow softer, I started searching for ways to make that situation a learning experience.

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Colorado mountain home with hand-made details

This Offbeat Real Estate porn was brought to my attention by Offbeat Home reader Anna. This Evergreen, Colorado home, built into the side of a freaking mountain, wowed both her, her family, and me!

Let's take a peak around inside while Anna explains why the furniture is just as offbeat as the home itself…