I often find myself contemplating my future homes. Yes, homes. I live pretty simply, but I love to change location often. I plan on having several homes around the world. They don't have to be lavish mansions, in fact I plan on living in a few houses that some would call shacks. Did you ever play MASH? Well I always get shack and I finally realized that is all I'll need.
At the moment, I plan on having an earth bag home in Jamaica. This is a home that I could make pretty cheaply, but I will definitely need the help of a few friends. I learned about this type of house at the Source Farm in Johnstown, Jamaica. The house has a rounded top so it is perfect for mountain sides and areas with high winds. It is simple and sustainable and most of the materials are already on site.
I also want to find an old abandoned farmhouse somewhere in Pennsylvania. Something with a sturdy foundation, other than that it can be completely torn up. I want to find a house that is a really big project; I can hear my pop groaning now (he would probably have to come fix all my mistakes). I think I have a romanticized picture in my head because of the movie It's A Wonderful Life, I'm sure Mary has my back on this issue. Anyway, here are a few photos of a deserted but beautiful farm house I wandered around in not to far from my hometown of Shamokin, PA.