Preserve, Reuse, and Pass Forward Oregon's Historic Resources...
Author Ron Tanner will join us at Velocult to share the experiences he and his girlfriend Jill had while restoring a former frat house into their Victorian dream house.
When I was a few pages into "From Animal House to Our House," I wanted to shout, "Go back! Go back!" But Tanner and his girlfriend persisted with their daunting home-renovation project, and ended up with (spoiler alert) a beautiful house, a marriage that survived beyond the last page, and an excellent book. And the man is a talented illustrator as well: he draws a mean perforated PVC drainpipe. This is the perfect read for anyone who has ever wandered the aisles at Home Depot in a blissful daze.
David Owen, staff writer for the New Yorker, author of Green Metropolis