The world of 2003 was different from the world of today in many ways, not the least of which was the cost of securing a mortgage.
Interest rates were more than double what they are today, and for a young Welsh family like Simon and Jasmine Dale and their two children, making exorbitant monthly payments on a bank loan was out of the question.
The Dales decided to do something that our ancestors did for tens of thousands of years—they got a piece of land, and with a lot of hard work and the use of what nature supplied for raw material, they built their own dream home.
They did have to purchase windows, plumbing, plaster, and a few tools, but after four months, the full-time parents had their own home. The total cost? £3,000: less than $5,000 U.S…MORE HERE.