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A Georgia Woman Is Turning An Old County Jail Into A Multi-Purpose Home

There’s such a thing as a “fixer upper,” and there’s something only describable as a project with no projected finish date. For one Georgia woman, it’s probably safe to assume her new home is probably the latter.

A local resident of Greenville, GA has purchased what was formerly a county jail for $5,000 at auction and has plans to renovate it into a multi-purpose home. Maria Gosdin will be working on it one “room” (or cell, more appropriately) at a time, starting with her kitchen — which, if we’re being completely honest, looks enviable. But that’s about the only part of the house I can say I’m green in the face about.

The county has a little bit of a dark history, too, reports USA Today: “It would be, by today’s standards, inhumane,” says Sheriff Chuck Smith of the Meriwether County Sheriff’s Department.

But Gosdin remains undeterred, and has plans to turn part of the former jailhouse into an art studio, adding that she has a “whole list” of possible uses for the historic property, including but not limited to a destination for “shotgun weddings.” Speaking personally, I can’t say I’d be interested in being married in a former incarceration center, but to each her own!