Man Builds Fairy Tale Home for His Family – For Only £3,000

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  1. Michaelangelica

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    OMG. I want to live there. I want one really badly. Gorgeous.
     
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    That's a beautiful building, did you see the oval window with the glasshouse on the outside?

    Three thousand pounds... only if you don't count the labour cost ;-) He estimates 1000 - 1500 hours of man power, so at $40/hour that's another $40,000 to $60,000. Over four months that's average of 55 - 85 hours a week. I'm not dissing the project, it's still awesome, I just think the headlines are misleading.
     
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    Oh that's Hobbit House! They moved from there and built a newer better one.

    Is it really costly labor if it was fun and such?
     
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    Don't know Pak. I was thinking more of the promotion of the idea that one can build a house for 3,000 pounds. It's misleading. If you don't pay for the labour, and you do it yourself, you need a way of supporting yourself for those four months. This is entirely reasonable for some people, I just think the true cost should be made apparent.
     
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    I see where you are coming from.:y::handshake:

    It's just I got labor intensive projects I am going to do solo this year, and I do not see myself counting labor into the cost of these things since I am pretty much always here, especially when it comes to cobbing. It's just fun! :D

    I still love that house though(above).. so simple in its construction.
     
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    I also have many labor intensive projects planned or in the works. I don't count my labor as a cost. If I did, I would get even more discouraged!
     
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    Well, one could just sit around getting fat...

    One can look at labor intensive projects as costing their labor, or saving them going to a health club. I have enough money to buy enough chocolate for me to eat, for example, but yesterday, I was cutting open cacao pods to ferment the seeds. After that, I will roast them, crack off the shells, and then grind the nibs. Then I will make chocolate. Is it cost effective? No way since I can program for 15 minutes and earn all the money I need to buy more chocolate than I should eat. lol

    But - there is pleasure in doing this, knowledge to be gained and the end result might be better than I can buy. And what else am I going to do with my free time - watch TV?

    I had to break myself of thinking of my time having value, because after a while, all I would do was program, since I was paid so well to do that. I got pretty fat, too. Now I am 100 lbs lighter (nearly) and a heck of a lot happier.

    A surprise, I should my wife that picture and she was thrilled - and this really surprised me. I might soon have another project.
     

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