Out Youth Gets a Home Makeover Thanks to Volunteers from HomeAway and Native Edge Landscape

A team of volunteers and landscaping professionals descended on Out Youth September 9 and within a few hours, transformed the look of our home. This was HomeAway Austin’s 2016 Day of Caring project.

Staff from HomeAway Austin and the dedicated crew from Native Edge Landscaping teamed up for for a day of service. They dug, scraped, painted, pressure washed, planted, and created a new outdoor space for our youth to enjoy

The biggest transformation was the backyard where they laid down crushed gravel, relocated our stage, painted our benches, created new outdoor tables, and strung magical patio lights. Our youth were stunned by the transformation, as you can see in this Facebook Live video when we revealed the makeover during Drop-in night two days after volunteers completed the landscaping project.

Volunteers also planted new landscaping in front of the house, spray-painted our faded wicker furniture, and replaced our aging porch fan with a new outdoor model.

Youth, staff and board members were thrilled with the results. Generous volunteers and community focused companies help ensure Out Youth remains a place that our youth can be proud to call their second home.

About HomeAway

HomeAway, based in Austin, Texas, is the world leader in vacation rentals with sites representing more than 1.2 million paid listings of vacation rental homes in 190 countries, and is part of the Expedia group family of brands.

HomeAway Austin Giving Committee chose Out Youth as a project for their “Day of Caring” for 2016 along with their parent company, Expedia.

About Native Edge Landscape, LLC

Native Edge Landscape, is not your typical landscape design firm. Founded in 2008 and grown from seed right here in Austin, Native Edge is a full-service landscaping business committed to responsibility—to the environment, the community, and their clients.