As a fellow homesteader/self-sufficient wannabe, Kris’ tour of his smallholding that he created from basically nothing for very little money is absolutely astounding. He’s planted 2,500 trees, built a solar array and hydroelectric plant, crafted his own cordwood home as well as a huge workshop, greenhouse, and multiple outbuildings all using — primarily — materials from his land, hand tools, and reclaimed items!
His cordwood home which he started with cost him about $3,000 and took about a year to build since he was traveling to and from London to create it. Once he had a place to live, he took on all the other projects and has accomplished more in five years than many of us will in a lifetime! Incredible. Enjoy every minute of the video tour below.
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His Cordwood Home & DIY Hydroelectric Plant
He does all his cooking either over the wood-burning stove or in his electric oven (powered by solar or hydro)
The house is cordwood, with a living roof
Look at this roof! It all rests on that oak tree.
About 50% of their own food is grown on their property.
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I’ve seen his videos on YouTube. This guy is amazing!
Seriously he is such an inspiration!
Wow! He’s living my dream. Currently looking for land to do something similar. Congrats to him for such an accomplishment.
I’ve commented on this house on another channel. I LOVE this! It is so spacious and cozy. I could live in this house forever. I live on a canal fed by an ocean and I WISH I could get my garden to look as lovely as his!
This guy is brilliant! I love everything about his place!
Absolutely amazing what he has accomplished in such a short time. Just shows what ingenuity, you tube and determination can do. Great job.
Exactly! He has done more in five years than I have in my whole life haha!