Build an Eco Home for £4,000

Some people recycle, some try to reduce energy and others build their own eco homes. Judging by the cost of the green alternatives building your own eco home would cost a fortune but Steve James managed it for around £4,000!

Located in Dumfries, Scotland, Steve’s house is made from natural and recycled materials. Walls are made of straw bales and the roof is green (literally) as it is covered in turf and has flowers growing in it.

Add to this a composting toilet, woodburning stove, rainwater collecting system and you have all you need for a basic house. James points out that..

“Actually, you could make it for less than that. I’d cut the wood myself next time instead of going to the sawmill. That would knock off a thousand.”

[Via: The Independent]