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rhizhome

My tiny lifestyle has cracked open an otherwise implausible freedom.   

I thus found that the student who wishes for a shelter can obtain one for a lifetime at an expense not greater than the rent which he now pays annually... How could youths better learn to live than by at once trying the experiment of living.   

~Henry David Thoreau


 

 

 

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How it's done

construction photos



Quick Facts and Numbers

 

  • 90% of material was local (within 200mi radius).
    • 51% of material salvaged.
    • 39% of material from local businesses.

 

  • 5% of material was outsourced.

 

  • 8 local business sponsors donations.

 

  • 13,000lbs total weight.

 

  • 27ft long.

 

  • 8.5ft wide.

 

  • 13ft tall from the ground.

 

  • 1 toilet with 2 toilet seats: #1 and #2.

 

  • countless supporters and motivators.
  • 2.5 years spent planning.

 

  • 64 weekends spent building.

 

  • $15,000 spent.

 

  • 60 hours spent on Craigslist.

 

  • 15 total construction volunteers.

 

  • 4 months of land seeking (parking).

 

  • 12 land offers (parking).

 

  • 23 phone calls to town government

 

  • 2 semi-receptive town officials

 

  • One 8mi move to Hadley, MA.

 


 

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