There is nothing quite as promising and exciting as purchasing bare acreage with plans to turn it into a working homestead.
But building a traditional home, even one considered to be small by most standards – say, a 2 bedroom, 1 bath — is extremely expensive. Many people go this route not realizing that there are alternative ways of building a home that can save you money — and even lower house maintenance costs over time. The money you save can be used for interior designing and decorating, or allotted to other projects on the homestead.
Here are three inexpensive housing materials that can be used for off-grid and other self-sufficient homes.