So you’d like to get your own country house but you’re low on funds? No problem whatsoever! Just ask Michael Buck, a 59-year old retired teacher. He’ll tell you to never mind about getting a bank loan, and just start scavenging for materials to build your home, then build it.
According to this ingenious man all it took was eight months, about $240 worth of materials that he bought, plus all kinds of materials he reused (such as wooden planks from a nearby abandoned house, a windshield from a truck, and a bit of clay and cow manure for the walls).