WATCH: How To Decorate Your Home on a Budget

Shopping for secondhand finds and going for sustainable home solutions can go a long way

Original Article: Marina A. Fernandez Photography: Jilson Tiu

When we first featured the house of stylist Donna Cuna-Pita, many were amazed by how she and her husband were able to build a lovely dream home with a minimal budget. Making smart choices, working closely with architect Mikko Yap of FOYA Architects, buying pieces from secondhand stores, and going the green route proved to be wise calls for the pair.

Aside from running completely on solar power in daytime, the house also features a rainwater catch basin to provide water for washing clothes and watering plants. Achieve your own pretty and sustainable home with Donna’s house as your peg. Watch the video below for helpful tips:

Click here to see more photos and view the complete home tour.

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