Budget Breakdown: A Massive, 70-Year-Old Douglas Fir Anchors a British Columbia Home Built for $202K

Budget Breakdown: A Massive, 70-Year-Old Douglas Fir Anchors a British Columbia Home Built for $202K

Using construction techniques passed down from his father—and plenty of nearby lumber—Marlin Hanson builds his own family home on the Sunshine Coast.

"My father always built the houses we lived in growing up, clearing the land and milling the trees," says Marlin Hanson, who spent more than four years chipping away at a bespoke home for his family of five. "Living here means we have access to timber, and the houses we make reflect where they’re from. Our family has always built and designed things—it’s in our blood." 

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