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What would you do if one day you had to build your own shelter from scratch?
No convenient housing materials or modern tools, just you and nature. It probably sounds intimidating to most, but we should remember that people have been building shelters for thousands of years, using whatever was at hand. On Walden Labs, we get see 15 examples of ancient housing that we can build using materials found in nature.
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From the basic, easily assembled Native American Tipi to the sturdy, weather-proof Eastern European Burdei, all of these designs have passed the test of time. Modern housing evolved from these simple designs, and they can be easily replicated with a bit of research. While they aren’t what we’re used to, they all provide insulation and protection from the elements. They may become necessary again, at least in the event that manufactured construction materials are no longer available.
15 Ancient House Designs that You can Build Really Cheap
Bonus: Root Cellar That Can Be Used as a Bunker
Do you remember the old root cellars our great-grandparents used to have? In fact, they probably built it themselves, right in their back yard.
If you want to learn how to build a backyard bunker like your grandparents had, without breaking the bank, then you need Easy Cellar.
Easy Cellar will show you:
- How to choose the ideal site
- Cost-effective building methods
- How to protect your bunker from nuclear blast and fallout
- How to conceal your bunker
- Affordable basic life support options
Easy Cellar will also reveal how a veteran, with only $421, built a small nuclear bunker in his backyard.
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- 56 Items to Stockpile in Your Easy Cellar