The Clubhouse Where It All Started

Ok..So when I look back, my flipping history really started as a pre-teen kid running around my neighborhood on bikes with my buddies every Wednesday night doing what we called “trash picking”. What that really meant was we’d ride around the night before the trash man came and picked anything in anyone’s trash we could use to build our first fort or what we called the clubhouse. Built from piles of scrap wood leaning against my best friend’s house, we made a roof with a hatch and a ladder leading to the top so we could stand on the deck. We thought it was the coolest place in the world because we built it. Filled with old tin street signs and posters and weathered patio furniture from trash picking, It was our hang out!

What that club house was, was in fact my first stages at making treasure from trash otherwise known as flipping. Being in the flip business well over 22 years, so many times I’m asked what the worst flip I ever flipped was. I’ll spare you the “graphic details, but I what I’ve seen is totally crazy!

I started thinking of all the crazy homes and stories I had to share related to my worst flips and thought it might be great to bring them to my viewers as I break into the blogosphere. So if you want to see a snapshot into some of the most profound flips I can think of, profound meaning “flips I learned so much from”; then follow the series I ran all linked to my top 10 worst flips. Although they each separate post may be entertaining on its own, the best reason to follow all ten would be so you can learn new and helpful tips for your own flip projects… and save yourself some of my past headaches.

This post is written by (me) Don Gilmartin in order to inspire the DIY, design & flipping community. As CEO and founder of Fliptechs I have over 20 years of design, construction, and real estate, experience to share.

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