Build Your Own Eco House Cheap: 10 DIY Inspirations
An incredible underground grass-roofed hobbit house in Wales was built for just £3,000, with many of the materials scavenged from the land. Simon Dale, who had no prior experience in carpentry or architecture, created the picturesque home after growing frustrated with large mortgage payments. http://www.beingsomewhere.net/hobbit.htm
Peeking out from underneath bumpy layers of greenery, this Swiss estate looks more like something out of a fairy tale than real life. Designed by Vetsch Architektur, the structure was built using earth house construction, resulting in an insulating blanket that protects it from rain, low temperatures, wind and natural abrasion. For more amazing underground abodes, view the entire list at Inhabitat.
Hobbiton in Rotorua, New Zealand. This is my dream house, no joke. I have always wanted a house like in the Hobbit (book) and Little House on the Prairie. If someone were to ever write a article on my real estate, it be "she owns a hobbit house, tree house, etc..."