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IOWA - An Iowa couple is giving new meaning to "home for the holidays."

The sacrifice they made for just a few months paid off in a big way.  Roy and Katie Appleget made a cash down payment on a new home by saving more than $10,000 dollars this year.  The newlyweds cut corners in March by trading in four walls for two tents.  They say they know their frugal experiment is not for everyone.  "One person asked us if we thought it would be possible to do it with children,” said Katie. “Absolutely not,” was her answer.

The Applegets plan to pay off their new house in just six years.

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