Houses at the end of their useful life provide start for new ones (lives, that is)
The pilot project that St. Louis County and the NRRI are working on is a win-win.
A number of tax-forfeited houses in the county are being deconstructed - taken apart, not demolished - to keep as many materials as possible out of landfills.
The county gets a ready-to-go lot to sell.
Craftspeople and artisans get sought-after rough-sawn lumber.
And folks who have traditionally had a hard time finding work get jobs, training and mentorship.
Make that a win-win-win-win.
More information about the NRRI/St. Louis County deconstruction project is here.