Housing costs out of sight like that mystery missile launch off of the California coastline last night?
Well, yes of course they are out of sight. So when I came across this bit of news, I knew I had to make a posting about it. "Hand-build an Earth Sheltered House For $5,000" (posted back on December 1, 2008). This post is more like a bookmark for me at the moment, but open for anyone to use it as well. The picture with Ms. Susan Kraemer's article looks very much like those Hobbit houses in the Lord of the Rings trilogy (without the round doors!).
But that's not all! How about building a Tiny House out of Shipping Pallets! This last idea is very interesting. I am in need of a new storage building, but due to the economy, I can never some up with enough money to make even a good down payment on a ready built shed.
Ref. Green Building Elements "Hand-build an Earth Sheltered House For $5,000" by Susan Kraemer. Dec. 1, 2008. (http://greenbuildingelements.com/2008/12/01/hand-build-an-earth-sheltered-house-for-5000/).
Green Building Elements. "Build Your Own Free Tiny House with Shipping Pallets" by Brian Liloia. Feb. 19, 2009. (http://greenbuildingelements.com/2009/02/19/build-your-own-free-tiny-house-with-shipping-pallets/).
Images come from each of their respective articles on the Green Building Elements website.