In many ways, I think that they [Cheap Old Houses] have done more to raise awareness of the magic of living in an old home than almost any other show or group...This book is an absolute treasure..."

- Brett Waterman, Architectural Preservationist and Designer, TV Host

"Such an amazing book. Elizabeth and Ethan have such a great mission and their love and energy just jumps off the pages."

- Brittany Kouris

"In a captivating new book, the duo behind the popular Instagram account set the story straight on small Southern towns, shiplap, and why so many fading homes still have stories to tell."

- Garden & Gun

"Elizabeth and Ethan have created a beautiful book...I've now flipped through my copy a dozen times, and have found inspiration for my upcoming project. I only hope to accomplish as much as the dreamers featured in this book...Thank you for these stories!"

- @amchammer

"Ummm who gave you permission to create something so insanely amazing..."

- @ladyonchestnut

Elizabeth + Ethan

Elizabeth + Ethan

From the founders of the HGTV show and viral Instagram feed Cheap Old Houses comes a stunning collection of beautiful, affordable homes and inspiration for buying and restoring an historic house. Elizabeth + Ethan Finkelstein started the Instagram account @cheapoldhouses in 2016 and have since grown the brand into a show on HGTV and a cultural movement that has helped thousands of people find and restore their own pieces of heaven. Elizabeth has a master’s degree in historic preservation, and for their work both she and Ethan received a Pillar of New York Award from the Preservation League of New York State. They’ve been featured widely in such publications as New York Magazine, Architectural Digest, The Financial Times, Forbes, Buzzfeed, and Business Insider, and on programs such as The Drew Barrymore Show, Today and Good Morning America. They live with their son and rescue dog in upstate New York, where they are restoring their own cheap old farmhouse.

From the founders of the HGTV show and viral Instagram feed Cheap Old Houses comes a stunning collection of beautiful, affordable homes and inspiration for buying and restoring an historic house. Elizabeth + Ethan Finkelstein started the Instagram account @cheapoldhouses in 2016 and have since grown the brand into a show on HGTV and a cultural movement that has helped thousands of people find and restore their own pieces of heaven. Elizabeth has a master’s degree in historic preservation, and for their work both she and Ethan received a Pillar of New York Award from the Preservation League of New York State. They’ve been featured widely in such publications as New York Magazine, Architectural Digest, The Financial Times, Forbes, Buzzfeed, and Business Insider, and on programs such as The Drew Barrymore Show, Today and Good Morning America. They live with their son and rescue dog in upstate New York, where they are restoring their own cheap old farmhouse.

"The permissions slip you need to fall back in love with your own house, quirks and all."

"The permissions slip you need to fall back in love with your own house, quirks and all."

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