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.

Wednesday, July 19, 2006

Missile Silo Houses

Further to my post on missile silo homes, here's a real estate agent that specializes in missile properties and also underground communication centers. The latter are more interesting to me, because the holes in the ground mostly filled with water give me the creeps. One only costs $67,000. I think they could have a few more pictures of the properties for sale on the site.

Wednesday, July 12, 2006

747 House


How's this for building material, a scrapped 747 jumbo jet. In case you missed this like I did in April, according to the article, a scrapped 747 costs about $100,000. The woman talked about in the article is building a multi-million dollar home with hers, but I imagine something more modest would be possible. I wonder if all the seats are still in there. You could build a great home theater room.

This article about the same house says the 747 cost $40,000. That starts to sound feasible. Just a big problem moving it to the construction site.

Tuesday, July 11, 2006

Wall-framing with 2x6's

Your tax dollars at work. Here is some info on cost saving building by using 2x6's instead of 2x4's. They use a lot of specialized vocabulary which I don't understand like "drywall return" and "scabbed", but if you are ready to build your house it is worth a read.