Off-Grid in an Oregon Forest

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How Long Would It Really Take You To Build Your Own Home?  One Man Proves It’s Possible!

A house is the most expensive thing that most of us will ever buy.  Entire teams of construction workers spend months or even years erecting buildings, and homes understandably cost hundreds of thousands of dollars.

And yet, someone whose background wasn’t even in architecture has shown us that a person CAN build their own home from the ground up, and he did it on a budget that just barely reached even five digits.

While most of us might not have the ability or know how to take a year out of our normal lives to build a home, it still can serve as quite the inspiration, and a reminder of what’s possible.  Read the article below to find out all about Brian Schulz’s natural self-made forest home!

What can you do with $11,000 and 1 year?  That’s exactly what it took kayaking instructor Brian Schulz to build this Japanese-inspired woodland home on the Oregon coast. It’s solar-powered, wood stove-heated, and constructed almost entirely of materials salvaged from within a 10-mile radius of the site.

The Japanese Forest House, as it’s called, sits on a small organic permaculture farm surrounded by coastal rainforest.  Its trim 14 by 16 foot footprint is especially impressive when you see how spacious it looks in the photos; Shulz’s minimalist sensibility really opens up the cabin, from the steep sloping roofline to the open-beam wooden ceilings.

Source: Off Grid Quest

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