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Thread: Man Builds Fairy Tale Home

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    Man Builds Fairy Tale Home

    I like unconventional homes and was really delighted to see this 'Hobbit' dwelling that cost only 3,000 pounds to build. Hope you enjoy.

    http://gaia-health.com/gaia-blog/201...for-only-3000/

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    That is a really cool house! Thanks for the link.
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    That was interesting. Good for him for doing what he wants in a eco-friendly way. Looks like a fun place to live.

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    That is so clever! What a great place! Thanks for sharing.
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    My questions: Did he need to get a Building Permit to build this house? I wonder what City Department
    would approve it? More people could afford houses IF they could build it where they wanted to build it...
    but most cities, townships and county departments have Rules out the Wazoo...and would not allow anyone to build this. As the saying goes "Not in our jurisdiction!"

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    charming house
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    I'm building a house and I don't have to have permits and or inspectors.
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    In the country there are no regulations like you are talking about.
    Quote Originally Posted by june6995 View Post
    My questions: Did he need to get a Building Permit to build this house? I wonder what City Department
    would approve it? More people could afford houses IF they could build it where they wanted to build it...
    but most cities, townships and county departments have Rules out the Wazoo...and would not allow anyone to build this. As the saying goes "Not in our jurisdiction!"

    June in Cincinnati

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    Really cool.

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    Quite unique, looks like something out of a fairytale. It's really cute.

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    Love that house. Wish I had that kind of talent.

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    Very nice. I like it a lot. I would want it bigger but it's fantastic! I've always liked the Yurt homes too.
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    This is really neat. I can hardly wait to see what their final house will look like.

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    I also like "unusual" homes....you know the ones, the tree house or the house made out of a plane, etc. That home is lovely. Thanks for sharing.

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    More people should follow their beliefs and dreams!!! Thanks for sharing!!!
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    I love this type of house. If I ever win the lottery, I would build one of these (although just a bit bigger to include a library and a quilting/sewing room).

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    What an interesting and charming house!

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    That is so cute and underground houses are very efficient - they stay an even temperature year round. I lived in a community most of my life that encouraged alternative housing - most people I know built their own houses - some are really interesting - most people I know are off-the-grid - meaning they have solar or water wheels and wind generators for power - I lived that way for many years - you get used to it and you can still have all the conveniences without the power bill. There was talk of building straw houses - but I think they are better suited to a dryer area like the desert. Bravo to these people for thinking out of the box.

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    Where we are we have no permit requirements either; last year we did the garage since that is the most important item, then started on the temporary living quarters that is attached to the garage as well. The only inspection we had was the county assessor come up to measure the garage for tax purposes.

    It is the one thing I do like about living in the boonies, but the downside to that is the buildings that should be condemned are not and it makes for a eyesore.
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    I love it. Great for the tree hugger. Like Me

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    That is so cool. I have to show it to my husband. Building homes is what he did for a living. Retired now.

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    It is so cute, it would be fun to live in for a while.

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    Cool house!

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    Thank you for the wonderful link.I enjoyed looking at this.But just a little to small for me.

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    Thanks for sharing. I love his whimsical house. I would love to live there.
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