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Five Years in his $3k Cordwood Home


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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Natalie C. McKee

Natalie C. McKee is a contributor for Tiny House Talk and the Tiny House Newsletter. She's a wife, and mama of three little kids. She and her family are homesteaders with sheep, goats, chickens, ducks and quail on their happy little acre.
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  • Lee Ann Rorex
    November 19, 2021, 8:22 am

    I’ve seen his videos on YouTube. This guy is amazing!

    • Natalie C. McKee
      November 19, 2021, 12:39 pm

      Seriously he is such an inspiration!

  • Cheryl Howard
    November 26, 2021, 8:17 pm

    Wow! He’s living my dream. Currently looking for land to do something similar. Congrats to him for such an accomplishment.

  • Francine Rico
    December 4, 2021, 4:45 pm

    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!

  • Jauna
    December 4, 2021, 5:06 pm

    This guy is brilliant! I love everything about his place!

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