Build your own Low Impact home. Seriously.

June 10, 2009 at 3:54 pm Leave a comment

Simon Dale built his own low impact house with £3000, 1000-1500 man hours, and almost no previous experience. And with few exceptions, the only tools he used were a chainsaw, a hammer and a chisel. It’s absolutely stunning, and looks like it came straight out of the pages of a fairytale.
hobbit house exterior

He says,

Being your own (have a go) architect is a lot of fun and allows you to create and enjoy something which is part of yourself and the land rather than, at worst, a mass produced box designed for maximum profit and convenience of the construction industry. Building from natural materials does away with producers profits and the cocktail of carcinogenic poisons that fill most modern buildings.


His website is packed with information about how and why he did it, including plans for the house. I’m absolutely floored.

hobbit house kitchen

Via Bad Time.


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