At 22, buys & customizes lofted home in Pocket Neighborhood on a budget

March 24, 2024 john 22 310342 18:33

Christian Curry was the first of his friends to buy a home. At just 22, he bought a 600-square-foot starter home within biking distance of downtown Tempe (Arizona). His is one of 13 “humble homes” that make up Tempe Micro Estates, developed to help address the lack of affordable housing in this college town. Priced…

Young Family Built Their Own Tiny House on Wheels for Affordable Living

March 16, 2024 john 20 197891 15:31

Ashley and Chad decided to build their own tiny home on wheels after not being able to go the traditional route of buying a house with a mortgage. They’ve lived in their DIY tiny house for 3.5 years now and say this lifestyle has improved their quality of life in many ways. After the initial…

Builds Quonset bunkers for a living. Lives in Dome Home in the woods

March 10, 2024 john 18 125561 20:10

David builds underground Quonset huts, so when he saw a rundown Monolithic Dome for sale, he bought it and began rebuilding it into a custom home for himself. Built from steel-reinforced concrete with polyurethane foam insulation, the framework is disaster-proof and highly insulated (R-80). Built to be entirely off-grid, with solar panels, batteries, and a…

Young couple self-builds dream natural home, learning by doing

March 3, 2024 john 23 82957 23:30

When Nil and Olivia found an affordable plot in picturesque Garrotxa, Catalonia, they quickly bought it and began to build themselves a home to fit the property. With no building experience and wanting something light on the land, they installed screw piles and an insulated prefab panel for a foundation and subfloor. For the walls…

Building a village designed for people (not cars) near Phoenix

February 11, 2024 john 22 130494 33:13

Just outside sprawling Phoenix, developers have built what they call “the first car-free neighborhood built from scratch in the US”. Modeled after European villages, Culdesac sits next to a light rail stop and has its own grocery store, restaurant, coffee shop, used clothing store, gym and plenty of gathering spaces. The 17-acre community will eventually…