This Farmer Built a Cozy Cob Home for $250 – Tenant Pays Rent in Milk

This Farmer Built a Cozy Cob Home for $250 – Tenant Pays Rent in Milk

A cob home is built from natural materials such as subsoil, water, fibrous organic material (such as straw), and sometimes lime.

Michael Buck, a 59-year old former art teacher and farmer, built an amazing one-bedroom cob house from scratch without any power tools whatsoever. Buck spent eight months creating this hobbit-style cob house design using a building technique he learned from a book. This is a great example of building a home on a budget.

Buck told Trehugger.com, “A house doesn’t have to cost the earth, you only need the earth to build it. I wanted to show that houses don’t have to cost anything. We live in a society where we spend our lives paying our mortgages, which many people don’t enjoy.”

According to Mirror.co.uk, Buck rents this cob house to a lady who pays her rent in milk.

Buck spent two years gathering materials that he himself found and salvaged. The floorboards are made from pieces of a derelict boat and the windows from a scrapped truck. The roofing is made from straw that Buck gathered and hauled from nearby fields.

Watch the videos below to see everything in this interesting cob house. Share if you know a hobbit who needs a home. 🙂

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How to Turn a $2000 Shipping Container Into an Epic Off-Grid Home

How to Turn a $2000 Shipping Container Into an Epic Off-Grid Home

Now, when you think “shipping container” you probably aren’t imagining a luxury home. Well, check out these 83 homes made from recycled shipping containers! You’ll be splendidly surprised.

Average home prices in the U.S have risen to over $300,000 within the past few years. No matter the location, home prices have drastically increased. For this reason, many people are no turning to alternative ways to live.

For $1,500-$2,000 USD, you can buy a shipping container. What you do with it is completely up to you and your imagination. Let your creative juices flow. And if you’re having trouble coming up with ways to “pimp” your shipping container, the shipping containers in these articles will be a great start. If you’re able to put one of these on wheels, you won’t need a permit to have it around. This is a perfect way to start or continue your of-grid journey. Shipping containers can even be turned into one of the best bug out shelters.

Creative people have found simple ways to make extraordinary homes from rudimentary objects. These shipping container homes will leave you in awe.

Link – 25 Tricked-Out Shipping Home Containers – Digital Trends
Link – 15 Epic Off-Grid Homes Made from Recycled Shipping Containers
Link – 20 Sustainable Shipping Home Containers
Link – 23 Shipping Container Home Owners Speak Out

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