Cameron Manwaring
Why We Decided to Live in a Brothel Cameron


In 2017, we found out we were pregnant. Several months later, we experienced the sad and strange emotions that accompany a miscarriage. Several WEEKS later, we experienced even crazier emotions when we found out that we were pregnant…again!

The only problem is that we were homeless. We had recently evicted ourselves from our previous home (a historic pharmacy) after converting it into a vacation rental.

After some diligent searching, we found…a Hell Hole.

Up to this point, I had completed 4 remodels and thought we could handle it. However, nothing could have prepared us for what was about to come. We closed on the house several weeks later and the work began.

And for anyone wondering…YES we had an inspection before buying the home! However, the seller was able to hide and mask more issues than what I believed was possible. To be honest, i’m still “impressed.” Here’s a short list of what we ended up having to do on the house:

  • New sewer line
  • New water lines throughout
  • New electrical throughout
  • New framing throughout the entire interior (termites)
  • New roof
  • New windows
  • New flooring
  • New bathroom
  • New kitchen
  • New carpet
  • New siding
  • New woodstove and appliances
  • New chimney
  • New driveway
  • New patio
  • New deck
  • New fencing
  • New drywall
  • New paint
  • New landscaping
  • New doors
  • New insulation
  • And a new hatred for remodeling old homes

Theres SOOOO much more I could tell you about, but to keep it short, basically we built a new house. Lastly, for those of you still wondering about the title of the article, while replacing the sewer line, we were kindly informed:

“This place used to be a whore house!”

Or in other words, it was a known local brothel in the early 90’s. I guess some things don’t always make it into the seller’s disclosures. We got a Devil’s and Demons Cleansing Permit from the city and found a contractor that could perform the ritual. Turns out he wasn’t licensed though.

So with all that being said…here’s some photos and videos for your enjoyment! Scroll to the bottom for the after photos.



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