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Farmer builds a 'cob house' for just 150

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#1    Still Waters

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Posted 25 November 2013 - 03:39 PM

A farmer has built a house for just £150 using an ancient building technique and materials he found in skips.

Michael Buck, 59, used only natural materials or unwanted items to build the 'cob house' at the bottom of his garden in the Oxfordshire countryside.

The former art teacher, now a rural smallholder near Oxford, has started renting out the property and his current tenant - a worker on a neighbouring dairy farm - pays for her lodgings in milk.

http://www.dailymail...-rent-MILK.html

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Posted 25 November 2013 - 03:55 PM

Our local Housing Association has been building homes from stuff they found in skips for years!  Most of it cardboard.


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Posted 25 November 2013 - 04:23 PM

What a great little place!

What is a skip?


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Posted 25 November 2013 - 04:39 PM

View PostOverSword, on 25 November 2013 - 04:23 PM, said:

What is a skip?
It's called a dumpster in the US.

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