Man Builds Hobbit House for Just £3,000

Finished article: Simon Dale’s family home, made with his bare hands

FED UP with huge mortgage payments, one family decided to take matters literally into their own hands and build their home from scratch. Armed only with a chisel, chainsaw and hammer, Simon Dale moved his family to a hillside in Wales and started digging.

The result is a fully sustainable house constructed in just four months, for an astonishing £3,000, using scrap wood for floors and diverting water from a nearby spring. Read more: