My budget constraints lead me to some non-traditional options.
---image via Buffalo News
But, I’ve always liked the aesthetics of a dome, which is the perfect space for one or two people.
My dear friends have lived in a geodesic dome on a NM mesa for over 20 years.
And then there are earthships. They’re not that cheap, but it feels great to live in one, as I once did for about a year: it's like living in a womb, and it stays warm all winter, even without lighting a fire.The best place to learn more about them is Earthship Biotecture.
Eventually I want to build my own home- perhaps an earthship, eventually, or a strawbale house. (The picture to the left is of a vaulted strawbale cottage that I helped a group of women to build. I slept in it several nights: so peaceful!)
Until I have the time and the funds, however, I might just have to find another non-traditional way to put up a roof.