Roughly five months ago, we finished building 2 homes for Community First, Austin’s most progressive homeless housing community. We were approached by some of the founders of the community, who had nothing to offer us but a well-organized plan, and asked to donate our time, materials, and whatever else it might take to build these […]

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Lake Austin Build Along: Drywall Install Our Lake Austin build passed its insulation inspection and drywall board has been fastened to the frame of the house. Let’s take a look at the current state of the walls and see what is next for our project. What is Drywall anyway? Drywall, (also known as Sheetrock, Wallboard, […]

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Jenkins Custom Homes is actively committed to green building and sustainability, which promotes the health and well-being of our natural environment. As a result, environmental, economic and social benefits are obtained. Sustainability is important because all the choices we pursue and all the actions that we make today will affect everything in the future. What makes […]

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Dirtiest Spots in Your Kitchen Think your kitchen is squeaky clean? Not so fast. “Moisture and food particles make it the perfect environment for growing germs that can make you sick,” says Kelly A. Reynolds, PhD, an environmental microbiologist at the University of Arizona’s Zuckerman College of Public Health in Tucson. “If you’re not killing […]

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Ways Your Home Could Be Toxic You know organic groceries may be the way to go, but since a high percentage of toxins can be found in your house, it may be time to do a thorough sweep of your abode, too. Here are ten places chemical disruptors could be lurking. Air Filters “People spend […]

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