07 Oct '11, 4pm

This amazing off-grid hobbit house cost less than $5,000 to build via @grist

Self-taught builder Simon Dale constructed this straight-out-of-a-fantasy-novel house in four months for less than $5,000. The house is designed for low-impact building and low-impact living: it was made from reclaimed lumber and salvaged materials, and the Dales live off the grid, with a compost toilet, a green roof, spring-sourced water, and natural heating and cooling. Plus, have we mentioned that it's unrealistically beautiful? It looks like they should have a one-unicorn garage. If you're interested in a similar project, Dale has posted plans, process photos, and thoughts about the how and why of his hobbit hole on his website .

Full article: http://www.grist.org/list/2011-10-07-this-amazing-off-gri...

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