I am thinking that 2k figure has to be the material costs paid to salvage yards. Not considering a dime for labor, or the cost involved with locating, and transporting said materials to the job site, and certainly not including cost of the required building permits, fees, and inspections involved.
I am constantly amazed that people continue to live under the socialist yoke. Codes... ha! They'd rather you live in govt. approved crack houses.
Codes exists to cover builders from lawsuits.... ..
Yeah, I noticed that as well, that's one expensive 'budget' build.Code Schmode...
edited............. good googly moogly... they may have spent only 2k on the "art work" shack, but it looks like several million dollars worth of architects, designers, consultants... non building bling... was involved... they make 'this old house' look like a bunch of slackers...