woodland house

I’ve been obsessed with this house for sometime and have probably posted pics of it before, but it was only this week that I came upon its story and the man behind it, Simon Dale.

It was built for £3000 (!) with an estimated 1250 man hours of labor. Here is what Simon says about the house: “This building is one part of a low-impact or permaculture approach to life. This sort of life is about living in harmony with both the natural world and ourselves, doing things simply and using appropriate levels of technology. These sort of low cost, natural buildings have a place not only in their own sustainability, but also in their potential to provide affordable housing which allows people access to land and the opportunity to lead more simple, sustainable lives.”

For an explicit look at how the house was built (with lots of pics) and a short interview with Simon Dale (who’s philosophy about the world and the future or civilization is right-ON) go here. It’s really worth taking a look!

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