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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Wow! Tour This Eco-friendly, Off-grid Home on Wheels

Wow! Tour This Eco-friendly, Off-grid Home on Wheels

Heard of tiny homes? Probably. But have you seen the new “tiny homes on wheels” phenomenon? These tiny homes are used for long-term road trips and getaways.

The Austrian company Wohnwagon has taken tiny homes on wheels to the next level with an eco-friendly outfit made entirely of recycled material. Wohnwagon’s homes are completely customizable too.

The home measures 269 sq ft in total. What makes this tiny home off-grid capable is the four solar panels on top of the roof that provide clean, sustainable, and renewable energy. It includes a monitoring system that homeowners can use to track energy use and availability.

This self-sufficient home may look tiny but its interior is much more spacious than you’d think. This tiny home has one of the most exquisite interiors we’ve ever seen.

The tiny home in the video below is currently selling for €40,000 to €90,000 (around $45,000 to $110,000 USD).

See the entire thing inside and out in the video and please SHARE if you thought this tiny home was amazing!

 

Visit the link below to see more amazing photos of this incredible tiny home on wheels’ interior.

LittleThings: Eco-Friendly, Off-Grid Caravan [photos]

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This Earthquake-Proof Tiny House is Out of This World [Look Inside]

This Earthquake-Proof Tiny House is Out of This World [Look Inside]

As tiny homes become more mainstream, we are beginning to see a changing landscape from square to round, to shapes inspired by the flow of nature. This is truly beautiful.

The home in this article was designed by Mexican artist Javier Senisiain of Arquitectura Organica. He calls the architecture design “bio-architecture.” The goal of this type of architecture is to create harmony with nature in its organic form.

The idea grew out of the request of a young family living in Mexico city that wanted something more integrated with nature. As you see, the outcome is amazing.

This tiny home is earthquake-proof, maintenance-proof, and infused with an array of clever stepping-ways, greenery, and colorful stained glass. The interior is simply stunning, making nature a natural element in the home. The light shining into the home refracts the colors of the stained glass and produces a magical show.

Enjoy this article which walks you through this wonderland, Nautilus House, and share with your friends who would think this is amazing!

Read the full article at Collective Evolution

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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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