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house built from mostly junk

 
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Imagine some sort of cheapo-builders guild where the idea is that you
can put in a few days a month and a few hundred dollars a month, and
after so many days and dollars, the next group project is your house.


 
                                          
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Location: Ferndale, MI- Zone 5b
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My town has a Time Bank club where you can help ohers and bank time getting assistance at your place.

You could get more info. Via facebook.  "Ferndale time bank."

We are also members of a co-op preschool which has an auxilliary child care swap opportunities.  All parents go through protective services checks and the child care is by a friend with a child our kids' age.

Your idea sounds interesting too.  It seems like you could do better with a group of 5 people rather than an open market time-share sort of thing.
 
                              
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fyi- This is also being discussed in the Recycled Houses thread..
 
                                                
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I have read some articles about this fellow,
unfortunately, as one would expect he runs into some resistance from the bureaucrats,
This is clearly a labor of love because what he saves in materials he is most definitely exhausting in Labor.
If  you work in construction you know there is an incredible amount of waste both on the demo and construction ends- it is wonderful to see someone making it beautiful.
 
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How does he get land to build houses on?
 
                      
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Some folks go to areas of the country that have little or no regulations and property is cheap. I got a chunk of property for a reasonable price and plan on building a retirement home on it someday. The regs are non-existent, so I should be able to build whatever I want even a home built from mostly junk.
 
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