From Wind Farm Waste to Cozy Cabin

Salvage building materials from old sites, such as a wind farm, to build your own humble abode.
By Roger Johnson
December 2011/January 2012
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Save money and resources by using salvaged building materials.
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A few years ago, a large wind farm was built close to my farm. I noticed a lot of building materials that had been used to ship the wind turbine parts were being discarded. So, I went through the site dumpster and found enough wood to build a 12-by-16-foot cozy cabin with a 20-by-8-foot porch, and a bathroom area with a solar shower.

Roger Johnson
Chandler, Minnesota








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