Build a cool house for less than $5,000 (17 photos)

This little forest bungalow was built by Simon Dale his family in Wales. He built it with his father-in-law for less than $5,000 using resources found in the surrounding forest and very little pre-cut wood and other fixtures. He was moved into the house within 4 month of starting the build.


  • Bing

    enjoy the carpenter ants in your untreated wooden home.

  • morebeer

    If someone comes at you with a ring tell them to get the fuck away

  • zach

    The guy lives in Bagend! He’s a hobbit. His name should be Bilbo.

  • Thedmv

    Nothing makes the girls panties drop faster than bringing them home to the baggin’s estate.

  • lawnboymk07


  • Bongzilla420

    #7 I hope he treated the wood, it looks raw.

    • Iza

      Very artistic! Love it!

  • Zak Vajda

    thats amazing… where are the hobbits

  • mojo420jojo

    But will it blend?

  • giocasquero

    i have a bad feeling as to where the toilet is…

  • Darklumpia

    I seriously doubht this was under the budget of 5000. The floor alone should be around 2k at cheapest. Custom window cut glass shea like 2-3k I call Troll on this.

  • hippyh8r

    fucking hippy.

    • jasonpilsner


  • hippyh8r

    "Where did you see no insulation?"
    Technically, he saw no insulation everywhere.

  • 2cool4skool

    #17 This place is nothing short of spectacular. To keep it within perspective, many people spend this much on their garage doors.
    It's too bad that I'd have to live about 80 miles from a city before I would be able to do this, thanks to zoning laws. Well, what is truly too bad, is that you can't do what you want with your own property.

  • smr101

    Up until #7 I was thinking ‘This looks shit’.

  • j4ckd1

    Wtf?? Looks cool as shit, til u fall thru the floor in the middle of the night on ur way to take a piss

  • Robozombiejesus

    Looks a bit like Shrek's house

  • MotherNature

    $5,000 and a whole lot of my tendons.

  • Jeff Threat

    thats it, i am building a house like that.

  • Glowbug1974

    Okay, so if I get my paws on some real estate… can I get the blueprints for this house? I'd live there in a heartbeat!

  • Sattag

    It would be awsome to live in Shreks house!

  • stukesm4

    this screams LotR

  • Anonymous

    Where is the toilet?
    Outdoor style perhaps?
    Inside the bush?

  • Mido

    It's the SHIRE !!!!!!!!!!!! 😀

  • wanker

    if entrance and ceiling are high enough to accomodate regular adults, it's a dream home
    hat off to the guy who built it

  • Hmmmm

    Seems Legit

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