Build Your Own Home for less than $3,500 (about £2,300)

Kirsten Dirksen
Sunday, 21st July 2013

In a time where house prices are too high, and land is unaffordable, American Janine Alexander has built her own home on wheels as the solution. 

By using unwanted recycled items and a 1950s DIY book, Janine has created a mobile house for less than $3,500 / £2,300. In her town, house prices can be over half a million dollars, so to build a home for this much is amazing.

Living in a compact home helps to lower your carbon footprint and prevents you from compiling too much stuff that you don't really need. It is also an amazing feeling to build your own home.

Janine's home is small, but it has everything she needs whilst still looking cosy and comfortable.

Further resources

Watch: Building a Simple Wood and Cobwood Roundhouse

More from Kirsten: We The Tiny House People - Free Yourself From Unnecessary Consumption

Watch: Compact Living - How to Design Small Interior Space

Compact Living is also available from our Green Shopping website as a book and eBook. Buy it here for 25% off the cover prive of £9.95!

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JustinSara |
Mon, 29/07/2013 - 10:39

Great informative site. I'm really impressed after reading this blog post. I really appreciate the time and effort you spend to share this with us! I do hope to read more updates soon.
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JustinSara |
Mon, 29/07/2013 - 10:39

Great informative site. I'm really impressed after reading this blog post. I really appreciate the time and effort you spend to share this with us! I do hope to read more updates soon.
Sgnewproperty

JustinSara |
Sat, 03/08/2013 - 07:03

Brilliant concept, I am happy that I am commenting for this particular post. You have come with great concept, keep the good work going.

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Elliot Lord |
Tue, 19/08/2014 - 14:35

Notice how the comments are mostly generic and could be posted to anything? I think they're only doing it to promote their own sites.
Otherwise, a great video and it is very inspiring. Also great to see a woman leading by example in this area. Thumbs up!

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Tue, 19/08/2014 - 14:36

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