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Can anyone think of a good, cost effective, alternative solution to expensive ho

  1. Joe Cook profile image59
    Joe Cookposted 7 years ago

    Can anyone think of a good, cost effective, alternative solution to expensive housing?

    Because of excessive housing prices in the UK I met someone recently, who unbelievably lived in a wendy house for a period of time.  Can anyone think of any other good housing options for those on a tiny budget?  Thank you. 


  2. Brie Hoffman profile image67
    Brie Hoffmanposted 7 years ago

    I wrote a hub about this already it's called the Pros and Cons of the Whimsical Cob Cottage...check it out.

  3. wychic profile image90
    wychicposted 7 years ago

    For building or leasing? Building, straw bale houses. I hear they're not as common in the UK as they are in my part of the US because of precipitation and humidity differences, but with a bit of extra weather-proofing they can be made to withstand humidity:

    http://hubpages.com/hub/The-Straw-Bale- … ook-Review

  4. joshhunt83 profile image59
    joshhunt83posted 7 years ago

    There is a guy called Vijay Govindarajan, a business guru who has set himself the challenge this year of developing a house that can be built for $300. I think it is meant for developing countries but you should check it out.

  5. chspublish profile image80
    chspublishposted 7 years ago

    Hi, you might find the following site interesting as it is in the UK. - http://www.amazonails.org.uk/. This site shows the lay person how to build using straw bales - ancient methods with new twists and a very inexpensive way to build a house if you own a site.
    Also you might like to check out this site for further ideas as the most inexpensive material is used here - clay -http://www.greenhomebuilding.com/cob.htm. This is an American site but very good ideas and will give you great inspiration here.
    This next site is in the UK and claims that a man built a house for £500!!  Check it out anyway and see how it goes for you.http://www.sustainablebuild.co.uk/CobBuilding.html.
    Hope this has given you some new ideas. Thanks for the question.

  6. DJProfessorK profile image60
    DJProfessorKposted 7 years ago

    That's clearly dependent on location. Salt Lake City, Utah has one of the lowest costs of living in the United States. A 1600 sq. ft house with three bedrooms and 2 baths can cost as little as $140,000. The same house in the NY-NJ Metroplex can be double the price or more.