FAIRY TALE HOME
BUILT FOR $5,000
Everyone has always wanted their life to be a fairytale, right? Either way, you know those stories that just make you smile, yes this will be one of those.
Meet Simon Dale, a family man who lives in Wales. His love for design helped him with his dream.
One of the main reasons Simon built this home is because, “It’s fun. Living your own life, in your own way is rewarding. Following our dreams keeps our souls alive.”
The home is constructed from wood, stone, straw, and has a sod roof. It’s heated with a wood fireplace and has a solar panel for power. Most materials were scavenged and refurbished appliances. The effect, though, isn’t of a run-down get-by-with second-best . It’s creative, artistic, elegant, and cozy. It is, in fact, magical.
The attention to making the home eco-friendly extends to a compost toilet, the use of straw over a plastic layer for insulation, and a refrigerator that’s cooled with air that flows from under the home’s foundation. Cement is a high carbon emitter, so the interior walls are finished with lime plaster instead of cement plaster.
Clancy's comment: Wow. What a cute home.