Dad turns abandoned school into dream home for family

rumblestaffPublished: October 27, 2016Updated: October 28, 2016735 views
Published: October 27, 2016Updated: October 28, 2016

Charles Shaw is a visionary and crafty entrepreneur who has seized an opportunity to turn lead into gold. Sixteen years ago, along with his wife Lisa, he bought an abandoned junior high school in old town Durango, Colorado. The building was in poor shape, but its walls were solid brick. Charles immediately saw the potential of making a long-time dream come true: turning a large building into a super-efficient, mixed-use community space that could become a vibrant center of living,learning and creativity. Today the "Smiley Building" has become a landmark in Durango, and it might well be the most efficient, energy independent building of its kind in the entire country. You're going to want to live here!

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