Rob Brian, 61, wanted to live without any debt. About nine years ago, he came up with a plan to make that dream a reality.
Rob began building a solar-powered 4,000-square-foot house in Mulhall, Oklahoma, completely by hand.
Most of the material came from his 330 acres of land, which helped him achieve the look of cedar trees sitting atop a hill. The house is actually two horse barns tied together, complete with windows made from wine bottles and electricity sourced from solar panels.
At first, his friends called him crazy — but once they saw the finished product and realized just how sturdy and eco-friendly it was, they realized its brilliance.
Rob made it so his house is able to stand up against Oklahoma’s erratic and oftentimes life-threatening weather (like tornadoes).
Now Rob is sharing his home with the public and hopes to encourage young people to build instead of buy.
Footage provided by KFOR Oklahoma City
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