Hey everyone, Got an old house on the coast of Maine givin to me from my Grandparents... Now its time to make it awesome. Past experience is a boat builder and a weatherization tech. Currently work on an ambulance cause I HATE carpentry! A little bit about the house. 45-50'x22'w, Sitting on cedar sills ( rotten and house is sagging in spots inside ) Floors in side are going on the corners of the rooms from moisture damage from sitting on the ground, Pipe poking through the new roof cause of sag in the back bed room ( roof is 8 years old ) ceiling are stress cracked, walls seem ok but need attn as far as sagging, Paneling ( old ) will need to be replaced, Cedar shingals are about 8 years old as well. Electric is old glass fused ( I know not up to code ) among im sure other REALLY bad things. GOALS: I want to rebuild this house without burning it flat ( I am a fire fighter and it sounds great in my mind ) But getting stick on where to start and how to do it. I have no room to "move" the house cause im in the middle of a fishing village and property is really small with a house that I can spit on next door. But I know I need to get the floors straight and rebuild the floors but what do I replace the sills with? if I cant pour a cement slab ( which I know I cant not enough money and a lot of work to dig it lift it et ) THEN WHAT do I use? I will be posting pics as I go and any and all info would be great. I want to have a nice Ocean cottage feel to the home and it sounds bad but it is livable now. The wife and I are staying in it at the moment to work on it and play around with it. I have 5 gallons of dark blue paint that I am going to put on it and repaint the trim to give it some love and maybe keep the people across the street happy since they own a fantastic art gallery with high end clients. Again I will be posting pics and from what I have said besides burning it or bull dozing it what are some good DIY idea's that will be cost friendly?