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Groverhaus


Added by Matt • Updated about a month ago by andcallmeshirley
Added by Matt • Updated about a month ago by andcallmeshirley

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Category: Meme Status: Confirmed Year: 2006 Origin: Something Awful Region:
Type:
Tags: grover house, something awful, grover, house, groverhouse, construction, load bearing drywall, gaygeek, crompchwrapsuwupreme, @3liza, haus,

Additional References: Twitter, eBaums World,
A photograph of groverhaus

Category: Meme Status: Confirmed Year: 2006 Origin: Something Awful Region:
Type:
Tags: grover house, something awful, grover, house, groverhouse, construction, load bearing drywall, gaygeek, crompchwrapsuwupreme, @3liza, haus,

Additional References: Twitter, eBaums World,

About

Groverhaus, sometimes referred to as Grover House, refers to the construction of a DIY home addition by Something Awful forums user grover. The account of Groverahaus' process, detailed on Something Awful, grew in infamy on the message board with people mocking the attempt, the house's designs and the finished product.

Origin

On December 30th, 2006, Something Awful[1] user grover published the thread "How we built a huge addition onto our house, doing it all DIY [56k no!]." In the thread, grover explains how he and his wife built a 2,000 square-foot addition on their house without the aid of construction professionals. They wrote:

My wife and I are building an $80k $85k 2000 square-foot addition onto our house- and we’re doing it completely by ourselves. Framing, sheathing, roofing, doors, windows, flooring, plumbing, electrical, housewrap, kitchen, stairs, tile, trim- everything but the concrete and siding. (And we later got lazy on the drywall, too…) Our existing house is 1600 square feet (3-bedroom, 2-bath), but the kitchen sucks and we have no garage and have absolutely no storage space- ever since we moved in, we talked about building an addition, but all we ever did was build a 12×12 shed that became our lawnmower garage/storage room/woodshop/autoshop/garden shed which helped, but is woefully inadequate. The new addition adds a new kitchen, 2-car garage, workshop area, 3 bedrooms (more accurately, a sewing room, guest bedroom and storage room), a bathroom and a living room.

The original post also included photographs of the construction (examples below).



Spread

On March 13th, 2014, Imgur [4] user Gaygeek published several photographs of the house (examples below). As of April 2020, the post received more than 58,000 views (example below).



While the original thread has since been edited, in the decade since the Groverhaus post, many have shared photographs and commentary on the build. For example, on July 29th, 2017, Twitter [2][3] user @3liza tweeted, "ok this is the Groverhaus thread. it's time we put this shit on twitter for real. no one rational will ever buy an archives account again so" (portions of the thread below). In the thread, @3liza points to many of the talking points and criticisms from the original thread, such as the proximity of a gas grill to Grover's vinyl siding, the staggered garage, the initial designs and the stairs, as well as using memes and phrases associated with the build, like "load-bearing drywall." They also commented upon Grover's claims that he was an electrical engineer and the thread's removal from Something Funny.

On September 10th, 2019, Imgur[5] user CrompchwrapsUWUpreme posted a gallery of Groverhaus photographs. The post received more than 1,800 views (shown below).


in fair corona where we quarantine @3liza ok this is the Groverhaus thread. it's time we put this s--- on twitter for real. no one rational will ever buy an archives account again so 6:50 PM · Jul 29, 2017 · Twitter Web Client in fair corona where we quarantine @3liza · Jul 29, 2017 grover is extremely stupid. immediately after putting up this disgusting plastic siding, he barbecued right up against the wall, melting it LOWES 27 81 10 in fair corona where we quarantine @3liza · Jul 29, 2017 front view. why. why is the front door into the garage. why are there two, staggered garages. why is the house screaming t1 109 1.4K in fair corona where we quarantine @3liza · Jul 29, 2017 why? because he intentionally designed it that way in MSPaint before just going ahead and building it irl 27 96 1.4K in fair corona where we quarantine @3liza · Jul 29, 2017 merry christmas kids! i built a special window at the bottom of the stairs exactly the size of a falling child. its also next to the vent t7 207 22 1.6K in fair corona where we quarantine @3liza · Jul 29, 2017 Drywal oad Bearing Mumaedwind Sding door deend on wamp sid dng docated I foot ef Oatag dipoal 12 (entent of plumbing 10 eet hg Eletric mperience 18 thgh 12 et hig 17 96 16 1.1K in fair corona where we quarantine @3liza · Jul 29, 2017 Grover worked for some branch as a contractor, but was a mod in the SA military forum, for some reason. he REALLY wanted to be troop 17 21 732 in fair corona where we quarantine @3liza · Jul 29, 2017 so he would post these huge, extremely poorly thought-out, but absolutely confident debates about US military intervention Will the Kurds nake a grab for independence? Yes Will Iran do anything silly like try for land? Yes will Saddan burn the oil fields? Yes How Long will the uS be occupying Irag? -15 years Will the Irag war catalyze increased terrorisn in Anerica?No In the long run, will this war be good or bad for the world? Good We have to look at what those civilian casualties are- just because they're civilian doesn't nake then innocent! Lets take a look at a few possibilities: 1) A civilian walking down the street to narket gets killed by a cruise nissile ftired at the narket. 2) A civilian asleep in their house is killed when their house is targetting by a snart bomb and blown up. OK, these two are regrettable innocents being killed- but since the US doesn't make a habit of targetting markets or houses, they're very snall in nunber! 3) A civilian working at a chenical weapon factory gets killed when the chenical weapon plant is bonbed. 4) A civilian security guard at a weapons depot is killed when the weapons explode. 51 A ciuil an contractar ranairinn a tank ie ki1led hu a MAAR dennned nn the unit

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