How to Build a House Cheaply | Hunker
It's possible to build a house cheaply as long as you aren't placing a value on the time you spend doing it, because the key to building cheaply is doing most of the work yourself--which means spending at least 2 hours working per square foot.
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We love this idea for an off-grid solar furnace. Winter will be here before you know it. While the weather is still nice it’s a good time to get started on Winter preparations. This solar furnace is a great idea. It’s easy to make, works great, and for under $50 you can’t beat it. The [...]
7 Types of Wood You Should Never Burn: Poisonous / Toxic Firewood | Toolazine
Homesteaders have many reasons for doing what they do. Commonly, they express a desire to reduce their carbon footprint and life self-sufficiently. Sourcing your own free firewood from downed trees, dead trees, and local sources can both reduce your carbon ... Read More
How And Where To Drill A Well On Your Land
To feel truly self-sufficient and live off-the-grid, you need a running water source on your land, or you need to be able to drill a well. You cannot rely on harvested rainwater alone… You can pay a company to come onto your land and drill you a well, but it is much cheaper, and way […]
How to Build a Safe Room that Doubles as a Closet | Hunker
Safe rooms not only provide protection for the homeowner from intruders, they offer shelter from tornadoes and other high-wind storms. If a basement is not available, build the above ground safe room and use it as a walk-in closet. Your guests may never know the difference.
This Impeccably Designed $20,000 House Could Soon Be Yours
For years, students at Auburn University’s Rural Studio have been building cheap houses for impoverished locals. Now their designs are going mass market.