After finding himself without a home, LaMar Alexander moved onto inherited land and built a 400-square-foot cabin in two weeks for $2,000. Alexander was able to keep costs low by using recycled and salvaged materials. Learn more about how he built his 14-by-14 foot structure by watching the video below, or reading A Solar Cabin in Two Weeks for $2,000.
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Amanda Sorell is an Associate Editor at MOTHER EARTH NEWS magazine. You can find her on Google+.