For a long time I thought building a home was something unattainable.
The biggest barriers for me has been these two beliefs:
a) “It’s too expensive: It cost so much so I would need to get really rich first…”
b) The process is just to complicated: “I have to be a professional, experienced builder to build a home…”
During the last few years, I have been enrolling a study in the University of… Youtube… to research how people all over the world have been empowered to build there own homes, for little money… and I mean little… This cob house was build for around 500dollars)
The idea is… no matter what your budget is, you’re not so far from a home as you think. Time and resourcefulness seems to be your greatest allies.
I have found a lot of alternative building techniques which burst my bubble of limitations. Because they are both affordable and understandable.
Here are some of the techniques I have found along my path. You can use this page to google and youtube for your own research, finding the home that fits you best. 🙂
Kotthus – Torsten Grind, Järna
Eco-Cocon (Straw Bale Pre-made Walls
Earth Shelter (The Hobbit House)
Straw Bale House
Informative video about hemplime: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=g4kKxY7KNyw
Informative video about hempcrete: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9d_wsoZS6j0
Alosha Lynov’s Integrated Design for Cold Climate Housing