Build a House out of Stacked 2×4's

You can build a house by yourself in less than two months, using only conventional hand tools, and on a small budget, by stacking standard lengths of 2x4 lumber.

stub walls
The house stands on three stub walls built from pressure-treated lumber. 
front wall of stacked 2x4s
The front wall of 2x4's goes up around the door opening (at left), which is cross braced with boards.
stacked wood house
The completed home, made primarily of stacked lumber, for $5,000 and in less than two months. 
raising ridge beam of stacked wood house
The ridge beam was raised one step at a time, between two tracks of vertical 2x4's, while the gable on the nearest end was constructed beneath. 
Your own needs in housing will be different from Jones', so pay careful attention to exact standard building material sizes as you design your own home.

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