In order to build a beautiful and comfortable home for family, does not necessarily require a lot of money. The proof of this is the example of a 32-year-old photographer Simon Dale, the father of two children who did not take an apartment in the mortgage, and decided to create a house with his hands on the land in Wales (the western part of the UK). As a result, over 4 months with minimal cash cost (3000 pounds sterling), and with no experience in construction, Simon realized his dream of an eco-friendly housing, and the whole family had the opportunity to live in nature.
To fit seamlessly into the surrounding space Ecohouse and provide insulation, Simon has planned housing on the hillside, pre-cut the excess trees after working a chainsaw and shovel to clear the site. To build a house Simon used the wood waste and clay, extracted them to the nearest quarry, insulate the walls with straw. The roof was made of waterproof plastic sheets and bales of hay, with the top placing lawn.
During the construction, excluding chainsaws, Simon took quite simple tools - a shovel, hammer, chisel, etc. In the work in-law helped him, and sometimes his friends.
The house is heated by solar panels and wood-burning fireplace. Internal walls finished with lime plaster houses. Fridge is cooled by air coming from the basement. Composting toilet.
In order to inspire others and share your experience, Simon has created a website http://simondale.net/house.
Simon's house because of its similarity to the homes of characters from the book of Tolkien's "Lord of the Rings" was popularly called "hobbit house".