4 celebrities who are saving our planet by furniture flipping

Read more to find out which celeb is a DIY master, along with one of the biggest tiny home transformations we’ve ever seen.

  • Ana White is an encyclopedia for everything upcycle. She has become a social media powerhouse with a robust amount of followers due to her ability to innovate and create. Ana describes her mission as, “simple – to help people improve their homes with basic tools on limited budgets”
  • Tori Spelling may have achieved fame years ago with her role on Beverly Hills 90210, but recently, her ability to upcycle is what’s catching everyone’s attention. From DIY birdhouses to memory boxes, you can find all of Tori’s clever creations on her website or on her new TLC show Craft Wars.
  • Nick Offerman (or as many know him, Ron Swanson from Parks and Rec) is not only a great actor, but DYI fanatic and carpenter. He owns an impressive woodworking business, “Offerman Wood Shop” where he sells custom tables, lighting, boats and more. A quick google search will yield great DIY videos on how to rehabilitate old materials. 
  • Casey Noble is a designer, NFL wife and host of HGTV’s Design on a Dime where she shares smart and affordable design solutions through furniture flipping.

Furniture flipping revives your home while reviving the planet.

No Upcycling Dream Too Big

Do you think you could build a home with $10,000 and second hand material? You can, at least that was Richard’s attitude when he embarked on the challenge when deciding to build the Terraform Tiny Home #3. The Terraform Three is a self sustaining 54-sq ft micro home and includes features such as a custom welded steel frame, full sized bed, indoor restroom, opening skylight and outdoor shower. It was constructed almost entirely out of second hand material including the house frame which was originally a boat trailer for $74.

When Richard recounts his experience building the tiny home, he is often reminded of the treasures he used to create the home from his local Habitat ReStore. For example, the stainless steel kitchen sink was purchased at ReStore for $20, the gold sink for $8 and most of the hardware. 
In addition to traditional building materials and appliances, Richard upcycled several unexpected items when building his home. He created counters from wine corks and drawing book pages for flooring, giving the home a creative, special look that is truly unique to him. 

How you can make an impact

At all of our ReStore locations, we are always accepting small and large donations of new or gently used furniture, appliances, housewares, building materials and more. Habitat ReStores are independently owned, and will sell your home improvement donations to the public at a fraction of the retail price. All proceeds are used to help build strength, stability, self-reliance and shelter in local communities and around the world — a good deal for you, your community and the environment.