posted on Sep, 22 2011 @ 10:22 AM
Now that's just epic... Kudos to that Welshman!
Who wrote it in stone that modern-day houses are the ONLY acceptable way to make a habitable home?
I remember seeing a documentary (can't remember the name for the life of me) about an older man in the desert who built "dome houses" for next to
no money out of scrap materials; like tires, bottles, wood and paper-cement. He also used air-shafts for constant ventilation and I'm pretty sure he
used wind/solar power.
Turns out people wanted them, but when he built one to sell, the legal system sprang into action saying the structure wasn't "to modern standards"
and it wasn't connected to an electrical/water grid, and therefore could not be made or sold.
He went to he extent of creating his own Bill to be put into the legal system so he could produce the houses, but it eventually ran out of time to be
passed, because of our oh-so-speedy legal system saying "mr. speaker... mr. speaker" all day.
Aside from my ramblings, I hope that someday people will go back to building houses out of whatever works for them, I'm sure producers' profits have
been just fine for these last few years...