We are two women (Carrie & Elisia Ross-Stone), both over 50, and we built this house ourselves using recycled materials and a healthy dose of blood, sweat and tears!
We began with a leaky old mobile home we got for free, and we doubled its size by building a 6′ addition on both sides. For the additions, we made a foundation of old tires packed with clay and laid like concrete blocks. On top of the tire foundation we built forms with used and seconds lumber. And on top of the mobile home and additions, we installed metal roofing purchased from a local scrap-yard