Here is a photo of a house my father built using only local materials and no money. He taught himself how to thatch. The walls are made of cob (mixture of earth, clay and straw) dug from the ground around the house. There is fresh water running from a spring just by the house. There is a wood burning stove inside and a bread oven. There are many windows on the other side of the house looking over a beautiful valley. Each window frames a particular scene when sat from a particular seat moulded from the walls. The paint on the walls is made from chalk and a plant resin binder. I love this house.