If you missed this one when we blogged about it last year, check out the hobbit-like eco-house that Simon Dale built for himself and his young family in just four months, with the help of his father-in-law, passersby and visiting friends...
He estimates that it took 1000-1500 man hours and cost about £3000. Read all about how they did it with detailed before and after photos at Simon's website.
Now he's trying to help build a low-impact eco-village project in Wales. You can read more about the Lammas Eco Village project here.
Related: Green Ideas: Hillside House
- Kristin Hohenadel blogging from Paris. She can be reached at kristin @ apartmenttherapy . com