How I built my eco-home for $7,000

The joy you get from building yourself, scrounging hidden treasures and learning new skills is something I relish every moment I spend in my tiny home.

Where to find recycled materials for your projects

recycled scrap wood to be used for decking

Sometimes it can be hard to know where to start finding second-hand materials for recycled building projects. Nowadays there are a growing number of shops and picking yards springing up where you can browse through recyled lumber, finishings, and antiques.  These are a great place to start but you can also keep an eye on […]

How to build a living roof from recycled material

When building my latest cottage that I live in I was quoted $7,000 for the roof by a supplier (which is incidentally what it eventually cost me for the entire cottage – see my article on my $7,000 home). So I decided to do it myself. The idea was to create a “living roof” which […]