MOTHER's Low-Cost Home-Building Contest: Winner IV

Winner number four in the MOTHER EARTH NEWS Low-Cost Home-Building Contest are the Fletchers, who built a 1,536-square-foot home for under $14,000.



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With sweat and stackwood, this couple built their 1,536-square-foot home for under $14,000.
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With sweat and stackwood, this couple built their 1,536-square-foot home for under $14,000.
PHOTO: MOTHER EARTH NEWS STAFF
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Diagram of the Fletchers' first floor and second floor low-cost home.
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Glen and Rhonda used salvaged barn beams to frame their home and cordwood construction to create walls. Although the Fletchers live in northern Michigan (note the steep snow-shedding roof), they can heat their tight home with one woodstove.
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