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What's the cheapest type of housing that would allow one to still have minimal electric power + Internet?
Would building a small cabin, and using solar panels, as well as mobile Internet the cheapest?
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If you want to know how to do it cheap, look at how developing countries do it. You can see huts made of debris, wood and metal sheets in every ghetto around the globe. If you want to keep it sustainable and long-lasting, a log cabin would be the best solution.
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>>675202
Earthbag house?
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>>675202
ive heard of people using styrofoam for housing, for its insulator properties and ease of use
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>>675207
>a log cabin

Don't they catch on fire easily? Anything safer?
What about container housing?
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>>675224
>Don't they catch on fire easily?
Have you ever tried to set fire to a tree? You could hold a light to it for day and all that would perish is you.
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>>675230

Too simplistic. A living tree has a much higher moisture content than seasoned timber. Equally it is one large section of wood whereas a timber house has many smaller timber members.

OP. Cost of house is = cost of land + cost of building,

If you want cheapest I'd think a stealth camper van with solar on top, plus a leisure battery, would be the way to go. You could rig it to have 12v and 240v, run a fridge and conservative appliances, as well as have space for other amenities such as gas water heater / oven.
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>>675270
Cost of house is:

House+land+yearly property taxes+upkeep+unforeseeable necessary repairs+bills+cost to drill well etc
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Underground house
https://infotomb.com/ywv3h.pdf
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>>675277
>Underground house
>https://infotomb.com

How apt.
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A tent and a solar charger of sorts.
how you get your wifi is another matter
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>>675202
Where you at?

>>675211
Probably so. Thick walls make for thermal effects that keep you cool in hot weather and warm in cold weather with less effort.
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>>675309
my sides
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>>675202
It's not the house that costs, you need to buy land.
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>>675230
What are forest fires?
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>>675406
Dead plant material on the forest floor or dry brush that catches fire. The trees burn but if you look at pictures after a forest fire the trunks of the trees are still there. The wood on the exterior of the tree turns to carbon and the wood inside doesn't burn, it just smolders.
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>>675202
http://worldshelters.org/home
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you want to shitpost on /out/ from a log cabin i take it?
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>>675270
What if the camper van breaks down?
I'm aware that I would have to buy some land, as well as pay a property tax - I have enough money for that.
In the long term, building a small house seems to be cheaper than other alternatives. I'm just wondering what kind of housing would be more or less comfortable, as well as sustainable in the long term.
I also need to find a way to get basic utilities and shit, save up on everything as much as possible, and become as financially independent as possible (even if with more work).
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>>675746

Buy a ~$1000 worksite trailer at a auction or a dirty old RV trailer, greasy but cheap and no mortgage.

Find a piece of land with a well and a septic system

Solar or mini hydro (if you find the right piece of land) for electricity. Some powerfull 4G receiver/router for internet.

Modular prebuilt homes start at ~25k usd. I'd plop those on a nice piece of land and call it a day. Shouldn't take that long to pay for it in full.
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>>675202
Hey buddy, are you feeling alright? I know society is all bad juju and totally unfair and all, but do you think this is the best action for you. Maybe look at some town homes or a nice 2bed 1bath.
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> best
The kind you take with you.
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>>675746

What if your house burns down?

We're not playing what ifs, every solution has potential obstacles. OP asked for cheapest living solution, IMO thats a van
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>>675828
>Looks like a playhouse. Why would anyone drive around with a playhouse?
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>>675202
Cob house. That's stone foundation, cob walls, standard roof or whatever you want. Labor intensive, but no ass load of pounding dirt required. Some are 100s of years old in very rainy, cold locals.

Otherwise, a tarp and some solar equipment with wifi, cellular, or satellite internet hookup will do. If you have a vehicle, that is also an option.
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>>675202
Shed. Or yurt.
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>>675272
This. You forget how much bullshit there is to build structures that you're going to be living in in this country.
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>>675202
Shipping pallets. About 100 to 120 depending on how big you want it for a 20x20 cabin
> 20 4x4 boards
> 20 bags of quick crete
> 1/2 inch plywood for floor and roof
> roll roofing
> roofing nails
> roofing tar
> windows( I suggest using salvaged windows from craigslist)

Also have left over material for an outhouse and wood shed. And if you have enough make a little attacked lean to work shop

total if you can scrounge and have good connections about $1500 or less on a shoe string budget Of course this is if you have a building permit.

research tinyhomes for a good idea or cabinporn I also recommend The Backwoodsman Magazine and Mother Earth News for more off the grid info
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>>675202
Build a sod hut with some solar panels.
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>>675202
https://youtu.be/Lg37Cbx-kak
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>>675202
if you know anything about electronics you can make some crazy shit with a bycicle, a motor, and a battery bank. and some wire of course.

i personally would set up a deep charge battery bank with both solar and bike generator power. then have an ac converter for ac needs, but build a dc fridge and use the dc to power radio equipment.

but then again i'm not a faggot.
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>>677612
this, or a tiny house

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9ppB72v-8nY

best thing to do OP, slap on solar panels and you're gtg
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Just look for a 10'x10' shed kit. They are Pretty cheap. You just need to build it and insulate it yourself and you're set.
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>>675406
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