Someday I will build a house house

There are many types of owner built homes. I dream of building myself one someday. My favorite is stone but there are straw, cordword and even paper.

Thursday, September 15, 2005

Who needs trees? Cold-hardy bamboo

An alternative plan to build the $50 house. Normally you need trees. But how about if you planted bamboo on your 5 acres. In 3 to 5 years you have bamboo big enough to harvest. Some bamboo is stronger than wood. There are bamboos that grow in cold climates. Check out the Amercan Bamboo Society.

In any case I would grow some for privacy.


  • At 1/10/2008 2:57 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said…

    so, it's now 2008. have you grown and utilised your bamboo? was just having the same idea when I saw your blog and am interested if your $50 house has come to fruition.


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