Why I Bought a $500 House in Detroit

           -Originally published, BuzzFeed, Jan. 2014 

The origional version published on BuzzFeed but lacking photos due to memory restrictions, may be seen at: 
https://www.buzzfeed.com/drewphilp/why-i-bought-a-house-in-detroit-for-500

Why I Bought A House In Detroit For $500

After college, as my friends left Michigan for better opportunities, I was determined to help fix this broken, chaotic city by building my own home in the middle of it. I was 23 years old.