A Real Life Hobbit House! Sustainable and Cheap Living

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This real life ‘Hobbit house’ is astounding.  The owner, Simon Dale, built it in 4 months and spent under $5,000 in total.  It is built with all natural and reclaimed materials, and generates its own electricity through solar panels.  There is a naturally cooled refrigerator in the house, and the residents enjoy fresh spring water daily.

Check out the full details here: How to Build a House for $5,000

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In Ontario, as in many places around the world, incentives are provided for people who produce electricity through renewable sources.  Investing in solar or wind energy now can make you money over the years, and helps direct the economy towards green energy alternatives.  Simon Dale has proven that working with nature –that is, employing the qualities of natural elements in architecture rather than building with concrete to block nature out– can be extremely profitable at the same time as being environmentally responsible.  Constructing eco-smart buildings that work with and do minimal harm to the natural environment can save money, resources, time, and can allow us to start thinking seriously about what a sustainable future will look like.  As the pictures above show, it looks very comfy indeed!

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2 Comments on “A Real Life Hobbit House! Sustainable and Cheap Living”

  1. Andrew January 2, 2013 at 2:20 pm #

    Absolutely beautiful, but he forgot to include a bathroom!

  2. utopiandreaming January 2, 2013 at 2:56 pm #

    I’m sure he has a state of the art natural outhouse/shower in the works.

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