House building

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Construction methods

House construction methods that lend themselves to DIY include:

Upcycling

Some DIY-friendly structures, while not explicitly a "house," may be used as a permanent dwelling:

Design considerations

Universal design and passive solar design are established design approaches that are ERE-compatible.

Some conventional house systems may be unnecessary for an ERE dwelling, e.g. a garage or air conditioning unit. However, an ERE house might benefit from unusual or anachronistic features such as a root cellar, canning area, greenhouse, or workshop.