Monday, November 30, 2009


DiggersList is a Craigslist for the construction trades. There is not site for Seattle yet, but hopefully as word spreads this will be as popular and widespread as Craigslist. DiggersList has been around for just over a year, and they are expecting over 200 more cities to join by the end of next year.

Each location's site lists separate categories for building materials, home and office, services, and projects. The search engine is basic. While Craigslist does not have the detailed categories that makes DiggersList easy to navigate, the Craigslist search feature makes it easy to search by price, image included, neighborhood, etc.

It's not the most glamourous part of the design and construction process to talk about, but purchasing items from Craiglist, as we did for the San Juan Channel House, saves money, reduces the use of raw materials, and benefits each party in the transaction.

Not always sexy, but very practical Craigslist purchases:

Read about DiggersList at Custom Home Online. From the article:

Founder Matt Knox:

"We learned that there's 160 million tons of construction waste generated every year, largely because people don't have a good resource to help them do something with it," says Knox. "We thought we could help economically and environmentally."

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