$25,000 Dream Home Built In 80 Days With Recycled Materials

You can’t really put a price on your dream home just like you can’t put a price on happiness. It is, however, possible to build your dream home on a budget and to make it perfect. If you don’t believe us, take a look at this house. It’s a long and narrow structure in the Utah desert and it was designed and built by a team of students from the University of Colorado.

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The total budget for the project was $25,000 and it was enough to build this amazing home. Measuring a total of 745 square feet, the house is very comfortable and practical.

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It’s organized around a 50 foot long bookshelf spine. The kitchen is on the north end and it’s connected to the living area. To the south there’s a private zone. The bedroom and bathroom facilities were tucked away behind a 15-meter long storage and display wall.

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To save space, the kitchen surfaces were incorporated into the wall and a similar strategy was also used for the bedroom. The exterior of the house is very interesting as well. Recycled glass panels were added to the timber walls to protect them from the desert sun and also to reflect the beautiful surroundings. Large windows and doors allow for cross-ventilation while also providing views of the surrounding landscape.