How to build a really inexpensive house

by Marshall Brain

When most people think of a house, they think of big, expensive places. The median house price in the United States is somewhere around $200,000. But what if you want a house that is small and inexpensive? A house can be incredibly inexpensive if it is kept small and uses recycled materials. Here is one example:

If you want to see how he build this house, this video can be helpful.

Another example making extensive use of recycled materials:

These small homes are actually a part of a broad movement toward smaller homes, as explained here:

"Tiny House" is its own genre now:

Other options include the use of shipping containers:

And houses made of wood pallets:

If you can find an inexpensive used RV, it can actually become a home, as explained here: