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Keeping houses out of landfills, one board at a time

Alex Baldwin/Better Futures Minnesota

Better Futures Minnesota and St. Louis County are working on a win-win-win-win.

They're deconstructing three tax-forfeited properties, literally brick by brick - thus removing possibly dangerous and usually unsightly old houses from neighborhoods.

When the houses are completely gone, the land they sat on can be sold and returned to the tax base.

They're keeping, basically, entire houses out of the landfill. 

And they're offering artists, crafters, DIY-ers, flea marketers and others the chance to pick up clawfoot tubs, wooden doors and windows, porcelain sinks, hardwood floors and more for a comparative song.

The plan is to have a sale, open to the public, Friday, October 2 and Saturday, October 3 from 9am to 3pm.  For more information on the location, COVID-19 protocols, and "shopping" these deconstructed materials, contact Jason Allen at (651) 246-8856 or email info@betterfutures.net.

Credit Alex Baldwin/Better Futures Minnesota
Salvaged materials from the projects in Duluth as the work progresses

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