About this site

This website is all about houses.

If you find yourself frequently dreaming about houses, constantly thinking about houses, and stalking houses on the Internet, then this is the place for you.

This blog is essentially a variety show of houses. You’ll see a bit of everything here at House Crazy – we try to mix-it-up by combining the aesthetically pleasing with the downright funky.

How is this website different than other house websites?

If you are a “housie”, you’ve probably been around the web scouring anything you can find that has to do with houses.

Us too. And there are some really great sites out there [see the blog roll on the right side bar for some of our favs]. But we got a little fatigued of all the glossy, staged, high-resolution photos and pretty pastel-y web designs. We got to feeling, well, kind of inadequate just from looking at pictures of perfect homes with seemingly perfect owners (and perfectly behaved children).

Sure, we all like the escapism of gazing at flawlessly beautiful, fantasy high-dollar homes, but we also like to keep it real. We like rustic hovels dug into the side of a hill. We like real houses in my price range (which is under $200,000). We like houses that are weird and wacky and even ugly. We like character. We like little houses. Tiny houses. We like houses that the owners actually built themselves – with their own well-worn hands. We like houses that are REALLY old and that have a history – even a gory history. We like houses that are loved by their owners, and we even like houses that have seen better days.

We felt there was a gaping hole in the house blogosphere that begged for some real stuff… nothing posed, nothing staged.

We let the crazy flag fly here at House Crazy, and don’t really care about the latest fads or design trends. We drool occasionally when viewing a cool house on the ‘net. We get the stink-eye frequently when out looking at houses in the neighborhood that are not even for sale. But hey, we keep it real!

The technical term for this affliction is: “real-estalker”. And we know there are other people out there like us. So come join us!

Feel free to leave a comment on any of the posts with your thoughts, rants, corrections, knowledge, links, whatever.

We hope you love this site as much as we love putting it all together for you!