HOW LOW CAN YOU GO?

JUST HOW MUCH CAN YOU SAVE ON HOUSE PROJECT EXPENSES?

 As it turns out, you can save quite a lot of expenditures when it comes to building your own home. All you need is the right materials, some know-how, and resourcefulness. These were the things Robin Falck considered when he decided to build his own home, a project that only cost him about $10,500!

The first thing you’ll need to know is that Falck resides in Finland where houses over 128 square feet will require building permits. So what did he do? Well, he designed a cabin that’s only less than 100 square feet which exempted his home from requiring a permit. Another thing he considered was the use of recycled materials which are always more affordable than a fresh new batch of resources. All this gave birth to his little haven in nature he dubbed the Nido, which means bird’s nest.

So the next time you plan for a housing project of your own, try considering the factors that make construction costly and look for ways to get around these hurdles as much as possible in order to minimize your costs effectively.

“In 2010, I wanted to build a place of my own. I found this beautiful plot and I set out to design a compact getaway for myself. I also wanted to maximize this small space, use local, recycled materials, and build it myself,” explains Falck.

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