jeudi 30 décembre 2010

House on wheels - Jenine Alexander

Voici une vidéo de Jenine Alexander faisant visiter sa maison "tiny house on wheels", construite par elle-même, en utilisant des matériaux recyclés... trouvés dans les "poubelles", pour la plupart. J'aime beaucoup cette vidéo, c'est pourquoi je veux la partager afin que de nombreuses personnes puissent la voir... et peut-être avoir l'envie de s'auto-construire ce genre de "maison".

•• DIY home for less than $3,500 - 6:22 ••

«In a town where the median home price is over half a million dollars, Jenine Alexander decided to build her own. "It's a house that's mobile… For me it just made sense because I don't own any land yet. Land is so expensive around here like I don't have access to that kind of opportunity. What do I have access to, the dump, to craigslist".
Using resources like the tiny house blogs and the 1950 bestselling DIY book Your Dream Home: How to Build It for Less Than $3,500 (a gift from a friend), Jenine spent less than $3,500 on her home. In fact, she used nearly only materials recovered from the dump or found on craigslist and the only things she paid for were a used trailer and fasteners (nails, screws, hinges, etc). She built it on wheels not just to get around minimum size standards, but mostly because she couldn't afford land in her hometown of Healdsburg, California. In this video, Jenine shows us her reclaimed floors/windows/beams, her ample storage space and her expandable roof and she talks about why living small helps her live simply and more comfortably

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