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DIY home for less than $3500

DIY home for less than $3500

Small Cabin - Plan, Build and Enjoy your Small Cabin Ecovative Designs A Tiny Home Using... Mushrooms? (PHOTOS, VIDEO) Green-technology group Ecovative has taken the idea of sustainable homes to a whole new level -- with mushrooms. According to Fast Company, the company's dedication to finding "cost-effective alternatives to plastic insulation and packaging" led them to discover the magic of mycelium, a fungal network of threadlike cells that make it possible to bind agricultural byproducts together. The result? Using shrooms to replace wasteful plastic and styrofoam insulation. They explain how it works on the company blog: "Ecovative uses mycelium (mushroom “roots”) to bond together agricultural byproducts like corn stalks into a material that can replace plastic foam. Aside from concerns about the tiny house's durability and longevity (which Ecovative is addressing,) the prospect of using this alternative actually seems promising. Click through the slideshow to see photos of the "Mushroom Tiny House." Loading Slideshow Hide Thumbnails

Build a Home for $10,000 in 10 Days! For half a century, William Castle has been building bridges, cabins, and shanties of all shapes and sizes. His favorite projects are right in his own yard. Woodland areas such as that of his native Belmont, N.Y., often have an abundance of “junk” timber that has little commercial value because of its small diameter, twisted grain, or other imperfections. The modified timber-framing method Castle has developed lets him build a home quickly and easily from this low-cost, local resource. His daughter’s cabin is a case in point. If You Build It … Thirty years ago “Pollywogg Hollër,” as Bill and Barb Castle call their 30 acres surrounded by forest, began as a project to bring the family together. At Barb’s insistence, Bill began taking time off, and over the course of three summers, they and their three teenage children built a 20-foot-by-30-foot log cabin in their back woods. Other than mortar, hardware and roofing, all the materials in that cabin came from the land.

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Shotgun Shack: Mortgage-Free In 320 sq. ft Building a House on Limited Means: Low-cost House-Building For People on a Budget Building a House on Limited MeansThe Elimination of all that is unnecessary to achieve a DreamBy Thomas J. Elpel We are very goal-oriented in Western culture, and we often count our successes by how much we accomplish. Eastern cultures can be very goal-oriented as well, but sometimes with a very different approach. While a westerner sits on his laurels at the end of the day and adds up what he did, an easterner might sit on his laurels and add up what he eliminated having to do. As a simple analogy, you might say that a western artist does sculpture with clay, assembling an entire work piece by piece, while an eastern artist does sculpture in stone, eliminating everything that is not part of the final goal. Our approach to achieving our dreams was more the eastern approach than the western one. I pretty much grew up in the pages of the old Mother Earth News magazine. In Zen it has been said that, "Reverence is the elimination of all that is unnecessary." Thanks for the inspiration!!!

TINY: A Story About Living Small documentary now available on DVD and on iTunes! The following is a guest post from Merete Mueller. A little over three years ago, Christopher Smith and I (Merete Mueller) had two crazy ideas. The first was to build a Tiny House from scratch with no building experience, and the second was to make a documentary film about it. We were motivated by the question: What makes a good home? TINY: A Story About Living Small – Trailer from TINY on Vimeo. The documentary premiered in March 2012 at the South by Southwest Film Festival, and has screened at over 40 film festivals around the world since then. We’re extremely pleased to announce that TINY is now available on DVD and to rent and download on iTunes! Buy a DVD of the film here: www.tiny-themovie.com/store Rent or download the film on iTunes here: itunes.apple.com (available beginning June 3, 2014) What does Home mean to you?

Affordable Portable Alternative Housing & Energy Systems Hawaii Build a Home for $10,000 in 10 Days! For half a century, William Castle has been building bridges, cabins, and shanties of all shapes and sizes. His favorite projects are right in his own yard. Woodland areas such as that of his native Belmont, N.Y., often have an abundance of “junk” timber that has little commercial value because of its small diameter, twisted grain, or other imperfections. The modified timber-framing method Castle has developed lets him build a home quickly and easily from this low-cost, local resource. His daughter’s cabin is a case in point. A crew of three to four adults and two children assembled the shell of the 1,000-square-foot house over an existing foundation in less than 10 days — for less than $10,000! If You Build It … Thirty years ago “Pollywogg Hollër,” as Bill and Barb Castle call their 30 acres surrounded by forest, began as a project to bring the family together. Other than mortar, hardware and roofing, all the materials in that cabin came from the land. A Simpler Timber-framing Technique

Bold Design Office Built From Tiny Abandoned Rooftop Elevator Shed When they discovered a tiny unused room on the roof (it once housed for the building’s elevator engine), they asked for permission to convert it into an office with a view. To keep the budget low, they invited friends to work parties to help convert the 17m2 (183-square-feet) space.” – Kirsten Dirksen I love the idea of using the floor for transforming the space. Watch Tiny Parisian rooftop office on YouTube. See what Bold Design creates in this small space. Owner-Built House, Cabin and Barn Kits from Shelter-Kit® Home - Simple Solar Homesteading

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