Residential Deconstruction  --  October 12, 2020

Meet The Happy Boolo Project: Deconstruction In Action

The Happy Boolo Project started back in 1994 when Amy and Mike drove more than 45 miles for some nostalgic broccoli cheese bites at the former Polo Club. They have taken their passion for good food, combined it with an adventure for renovation, and passion for community to create The Happy Boolo Project! You can read their entire origin story here.  

The couple purchased a home in Arlington Heights in 2000. It was a beautiful home but needed some love to make it their own. They got to work: removing wallpaper, planting landscaping, fixing plumbing, and replacing appliances. They settled in, but after a few years, they were contemplating moving to a new home. They found what they thought was their next house, but suddenly the seller unexpectedly pulled out of the sale. Instead of moving to a new home, they had an idea: undertake a significant renovation grounded in their lifestyle philosophy. 

Above all, they wanted their new home to do the following:

  • Make it inviting for their neighbors to come and visit.
  • Enable healthy living with high functionality.
  • Role model their passion for sustainable living practices.

Deconstruction Not Demo

With the environment in mind, Amy and Mike chose to go the way of deconstruction rather than demolition. They used Recyclean to carefully dismantle their home piece-by-piece so the building materials could be donated and re-used.

While the process was more labor-intensive, it is better for the eco-system, helps the community by providing non-profits with much-needed materials, and they can save big on tax benefits! A win for everyone around!

Green Donation Consultants is proud to be their personal property appraisal company that is working with the Happy Boolo Project! We will be following their entire renovation project as they become one of the only LEED-certified homes in their neighborhood!

If you would like to see more about the Happy Boolo project, you can visit their website by clicking here, as well as check out and subscribe to their blog by clicking here.

If you would like more information about deconstruction, contact Green Donation Consultants at 800-870-3965. We are happy to connect you with companies like Recyclean who can sustainably deconstruct your home, help your community, all while saving money!

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