Building Solo: How to Create a Sustainable Dream Home Alone in the Woods
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Otis Sanders has spent the past five years constructing his dream home in the great outdoors, all alone in the woods. Otis found serenity and satisfaction in the process of creating a space that he could call his own. In this episode, we'll be discussing the challenges of building solo in the woods, including how to transport materials, manage your time, and ensure your safety when you're working alone. We'll also talk about the importance of sustainability and reducing environmental waste in the construction process. And finally, we'll dive into the joys of creating something beautiful and unique with your own hands and the sense of accomplishment that comes with it. So if you're considering building your own tiny house, or you're simply interested in sustainability or the joys of living in the woods, this episode is for you.

In This Episode:

  • Sustainable living 🌱: Otis and Frida discuss sustainable and green living in construction and everyday life. Their YouTube channel "A Path to Green" highlights individuals, organizations, and businesses striving for sustainable living.
  • Solo building 👷‍♂️: Otis shares his experience building his small home alone in the woods for five years and the challenges he faced. 
  • Joy of creating 🎨: Otis expresses how fulfilling it is to create something unique and personalized rather than purchasing a ready-made home.
  • Financial planning 💰: Otis and Frida mention how they save money to finance their projects and how they buy the necessary equipment step-by-step instead of taking out a loan.
  • Challenges and solutions 🤔: Otis talks about the obstacles he had to overcome and how he found solutions to issues such as finding a building location and dealing with plastic waste.
  • Project details 🛠️: The episode includes details on Otis' building project, such as installing solar panels and overcoming logistical challenges.

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