Our Readers Write About Their HousesOur readers have been writing compelling stories about houses and house mishaps. Sometimes dream houses turned into nightmares, and sometimes nightmares transformed into happily-ever-afters. Sound familiar? Please do send us your own house horror tales.
The Thomsens' Tale
We didn’t exactly intend to remodel our whole kitchen, but we had a problem. You see we had a drop-in stove which my wife was tired of and it had a broken knob which was irreplaceable... A small project turns big
Carol Halsey's Tale
Well I finally made it. I bought my first home and closed on June 27, 1996. 12 hours after I closed, a semi-truck went down the street. This is not a truck route. The semi clipped my phone lines and ripped them out of my house. Also taking the siding with it... Trouble at Carol's house
Hello, I'm a single mom who bought the model home in our development three years ago. It has been a nightmare! Within the first six months the sewer backed up, the sump-pump quit, and the toilets did not flush... Plumbing disasters
Three years ago, we bought a house in the Hollywood Hills area in Southern California. A year after we moved in, we started hearing these noises in the master bathroom... Strange sounds
Looking towards retirement in a few years, we were anxious to move to an acreage in the country. WE WERE BLIND - all we could see was open fields and a 'blank canvas' to paint our own picture. Being in a rural area, this house is heated with propane... Soaring costs
Famous House Tales
Every house has a story, and some of those stories find their way into best-selling books and gret literature. There are the ghastly ghost stories where passion to own a beautiful home turns to terror. There are the melodramatic stories where dream homes lead to heartbreak... and possibly even murder or suicide. And then there are the heart-wrenchingly true stories of real people struggling to build something special.