Escape from the grid: build an efficient ‘mirco home’ for $10,000
Grant J. Kidney — As world financial markets continue to flush down the tube at seemingly lightning pace, many have found themselves displaced from their homes. In fact, the reality of homelessness in first world countries has become so pervasive that it is almost seen as a new social norm.
Most people accept that there is simply no alternative to home owning other than borrowing from mega banks in order to mortgage a future. The truth however is that one can live, and live rather well, even if they are forced from their homes at gun point by agents of the system.
I developed the following graphic after having been inspired by the unique home built by one Robin Falck. Falck, a resident of Finland, wanted to build a property out by the lake without having to succumb to permit laws. He thus enlisted the help of an architect who assisted in drafting up designs for a stylish little ‘micro home’.
The total cost of Falck’s project: approximately $10,000. And here’s the best part- construction only took about two weeks!
Hook some solar panels up to this baby, grow a small garden, and ride around in a velomobile and one will have effectively separated from the grid at a very low cost.
Read more about Robin Falck’s micro home here.
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