Our Story

NOTICE: Hatch My House will close on December 1, 2016. Please see Closing Notice for more information.

Where have we been?

Unique Registry Wedding for Down PaymentRieve and Erin-Marie MacEwen developed the unique idea for Hatch My House (HMH) in the winter of 2008, just months after they became engaged. Living together, before getting married, as more than 50% of couples now do, they realized they did not necessarily need the things listed on a typical wedding registry. They already owned everyday plates and glasses, a set of towels and bedding. The thing they really wanted was help with a down payment on a home. Living in San Francisco, a down payment seemed to be an unobtainable goal. However, they thought that with a small start from friends and family, that goal might actually be reached.

Rieve and Erin launched Hatch My House for personal use just days before their wedding (see their registry here). In December of 2009, they launched Hatch My House for the general public and in 2011, they partnered with Paul Martinelli and Robert Frank to re-develop this newer version. For more details about the Hatch My House team, see Team.

Where are we going?

Rieve, Erin, Paul and Robert are working to build Hatch My House from the ground up. They hope to make the site as useful and enjoyable for all of you – both users and visitors. They believe in customer development and want to hear first-hand from you. Please get in contact with them and let them know what you like, what you don’t like and what you want to see in the future.

Goals for the site will depend largely on your needs, desires and input, but do include making the site more interactive, with more user-initiated movement and design, and more applicable to other types of events and fundraising projects. For more information or to discuss business or investment opportunities, please contact Rieve at rieve(at)hatchmyhouse(dot)com.