This Guy Was Able To Build For Just $9,000 In 6 Weeks

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Steve Areen is a dreamer and a doer, and so when his friend in Thailand suggested that he build his own house out of cheap materials in just six weeks’ time, Steve couldn’t say no. When I saw what the end result was, I couldn’t stop myself from dreaming about doing this myself one day.

Steve’s friend, Hajjar Gibran, gave him his own spot of land on his family’s mango grove to begin the project.

Steve Areen

Steve and Hajjar did the planning, while Hajjar’s son-in-law provided some expert masonry skills to construct the base of the house.

Steve Areen - house

Everyone chipped in for the hard work ahead of them.

Steve Areen - house

It was amazing to see how the dome was constructed–certainly nothing we see everyday, here in the states.

Steve Areen - house

Since things are much cheaper in Thailand, the base for the house only cost around $6,000

Steve Areen - house

Painting, detailing, and furnishing added another $3,000 to the bill, but it’s pocket change compared to what it would be in the United States.

Steve Areen - house

And the house isn’t just sturdy…

Steve Areen - house

It’s also beautiful, inside and out.

Steve Areen - house

Steve Areen - house

It’s not just a place to stay, but a personal piece of paradise.

Steve Areen - house

Steve Areen - house

Did I mention that the backyard has a pond surrounded by mango trees?

Steve Areen - house

Steve Areen - house

And it looks even more beautiful at night.

Steve Areen - house

When he prefers to stay indoors, Steve can hang out by the large windows and gaze out at the scenery.

Steve Areen - house

Despite how beautiful it is outside of the home, the inner decor might make it tempting to stay inside, too.

Steve Areen - house

Look at this amazing bathroom!

Steve Areen - house

Even the sink is made of all-natural materials, just like the rest of the house.

Steve Areen - house

Steve Areen - house

The entire house is truly a little piece of paradise in one of the most beautiful parts of the world.

Steve Areen - house

Steve Areen - house

It just goes to show that with the right materials, hard work, and some really great friends, you can create your incredible new home, with money to spare.

Steve Areen - house

Steve Areen - house

Steve Areen - house