$489 Tiny House

They had no construction background and no money.But Amy Andrews and Ethan Van Kooten built a house. They came in over their budget of zero. They spent $489, less than some peoples monthly car payment. The Central College seniors built a 260-square-foot dwelling made of old hog feeders, grain bins, demolished buildings and other dusty piles of junk headed for the landfill.” – Desmoines Register

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Building a Cob House for $7000

Cob building has been used for centuries in Europe but is relatively unknown in the U.S. In the summer of 2007, Hap and Lin journeyed to Oregon to learn cob building at the Cob Cottage Company, the home of Ianto Evans and Linda Smiley.  They are the major force promoting cob building around the globe.” – Linda Egenes for Iowa Source

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