Building houses the most common way known today often involves the use of toxic building supplies. It is costly to buy a house made in this fashion. These dwellings are tough and expensive to maintain, and we haven’t even touched on how much electricity and water costs monthly.
 
Making a dwelling house out of materials found in your area is less harmful to the environment and is an enlightening experience. You being in control of the design of your dwelling space means you can create a space that is completely customized to your wants and needs.
 
By building your own dwelling house, you can save thousands of dollars on building and energy costs. A house in Virginia costs an average of $90 a square foot. By building an earthen home, you can bring down the cost to as low as $10 a square foot.
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