Two empty-nesters bought an abandoned farm in Pennsylvania for $220,000. They've spent nearly 2 years and $150,000 renovating it - here's what it looks like now.
- In 2018, DeWitt and Jean Paul moved from their home in Las Vegas to an abandoned, 31-acre farm in Pennsylvania that they bought for $220,000.
- The property includes six structures: two small barns, a large barn, a small house, the main house, and a garage/workshop.
- The first and largest structure they decided to renovate was the main house.
- They moved into the house three days after they purchased the property and immediately began renovating it.
- Business Insider caught up with DeWitt to find out what their journey has been like so far and how they were able to transform the main house into their dream home.
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The couple had been living in Las Vegas, where they raised four children and ran a business, for about 15 years. But after the kids moved out, they were eager to start a new adventure. So, in March of 2018, they sold their businesses and bought another one across the country in Easton, Pennsylvania. After a few months traveling back and forth, they decided to move there permanently.
On the hunt for a renovation project, the couple came across a rundown, 31-acre farm in Saylorsburg, Pennsylvania - a village about 30 minutes away from Easton. After some back-and-forth bidding, they won the property for $220,000.
The farm includes six structures, some of which needed more repairs than others. Those structures include two small barns, a large barn, a small house, the main house, and a garage/workshop.
The first - and biggest - project the couple tackled was the main house, which spans over 5,000 square feet. They moved into it just three days after they bought the property and have spent the past 18 months transforming it from a rundown house into a dream home. They've documented the transformation on their website and Instagram and plan on repairing the other five structures on the farm by May of 2021.
Business Insider caught up with DeWitt to find out how they were able to do most of the renovation work themselves, and to get an idea of what their plans are for the rest of the property.
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