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Originally posted by googolplex
Originally posted by randomname
good luck doing that, it's probably illegal in almost everypart of n.america. you would need a thousand permits, purchase land and that house would probably fail every building inspection. there's a reason the construction business is so heavily regulated, a main part of the capitalist system is supported by the real estate development and construction markets. if a few people where allowed to build houses with spare wood and a few nails instead of mortgaging their lives to a bank loan to purchase a crappy plywood frame covered in cheap brick insulated by fibreglass and brittle inexpensive ( to the builder ) plasterboard, this system would collapse and the economy would be in huge financial trouble.
If you build out in the country, a lot of times you don't need inspections, and pernits.
You buy land build what you want, then tell them you built it so they can tax you for the improvements, but you don't always have to deal with inspectors and permits.
I myself would use boulders found on the land and portland cement, wood rots and you get to many bugs.
I would also be at least part way under ground, it is my thought that just about all housing will be underground, in the future. Try and leave a more pristine surface with wild animals and wild natural plant growth.
Once the solar flares that are suppose to be coming no one will want to live on the surface anymore, anyhow.
Originally posted by berkeleygal
I want this sooo bad!
Absolutely enchanting! Be sure to click the links at the bottom to see the house plans and to see what they are building next.
If I had the land I would do something like this in a new york minute!