This guy built a vacation home with $9000 and 6 weeks

Steve Areen built a dream home with only $9000 and a little land. Now he has a vacation home in Thailand that is simply amazing.

It's hard to believe something so cheap, relative to housing prices here, could be so gorgeous.Steve Areen

Made from cement blocks and clay bricks.Cement blocks and clay bricks were used to build the home, as well as some natural materials.Steve Areen

The basic structure only cost about $6,000. The basic structure only cost about $6,000.Steve Areen

Most features are made of natural bamboo and other materials. And the bathroom sink is made of natural bamboo and other materials.Steve Areen

It’s all natural.

Inside, all of the accents are natural.Steve Areen

If he had the chance to build the home again, Steve said that he would use compressed earth blocks.Steve Areen

Imagine spending long afternoons swinging on your rooftop hammock.Steve Areen

Steve built his home on a mango grove. Steve was given a place on his friend Hajjar Gibran's mango grove to build his home.Steve Areen

On the outside of the house, Steve built steps up to the roof, you can climb the entire house if you'd like to.Steve Areen

The perfect vacation home.

Every day would feel like a vacation.Steve Areen


Whether it's a home away from home or your new family residence, this dome would be perfect.Steve Areen

It took him just 6 weeks. In just 6 weeks, Steve was able to create the home of his dreams.Steve Areen

Not only does this dream home look cool, but the low-cost and quick building schedule is amazing.Steve Areen

With a Thai friend's guidance, his son-in-law's masonry skills and a lot of work, the team made progress quickly.Steve Areen

Total fit out of the home cost $3,000. The extra details and furnishings of the home brought the cost up another $3,000.Steve Areen

The dome is full of windows and natural light, really helping the house become one with nature.Steve Areen

It even has a pool!

Or gazing into your backyard pond, filled with beautiful lilies.Steve Areen

Total cost was about $9,000 for the entire home. Totaling approximately $9,000 for the entire home.Steve Areen

In Thailand, materials are cheaper, but it's still mind blowing to know just how little this cost to make.Steve Areen

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