Monday, November 27, 2017

13-year-old builds home for $1,500 (video)

Luke Thill (youtube); (Des Moines Register, 9/27/17); (clickbait);; Pfc. Sandoval, Seth Auberon, CC Liu (eds.), Wisdom Quarterly

The Youngest Homebuilder
Hi, my name's Luke. Welcome to my home.
Owning a home is easy once your mortgage or bank loan is approved [and you're ready to sign away the next 30 years of your life to wage slavery].

But building a home [or really cool meditation hut] from scratch can be incredibly rewarding. It's why so many people love taking on those do-it-yourself projects.
Now some folks might choose to build a tool shed, while others will build a home from the ground up.

Fortunately, the Internet offers several how-to-videos to help figure out how to take on such a challenge. In fact, it's so easy that even a 13-year-old can do it. (Clickbait version or see story below)

How a 13-y.-o. Iowan built his own house for $1,500 (And why you might want to, too)
, Des Moines Register, Sept. 22, 2017
Everything's cute, except gas and electricity bills. Sorry, no toilet (Des Moines Register).

There are other ideas for little DIY houses.
Just ask Luke Thill, a 13-year-old teen from Dubuque, Iowa. Luke's at that awkward stage where he's got plenty of energy, but not a lot of things to do.

So one summer he decided to overcome that boredom by building a house in his family's backyard. But as any builder will tell you, the end result will leave you speechless.

Building a house required lots of materials, which meant Luke needed cash. So he asked his parents, and they said yes! His [banker] dad, Greg, was excited for his son, who chose to do something other than sit on the couch and play video games all day.

But he decided to let Luke do most of the work himself to teach him a valuable life lesson. However, Luke still needed more help.

[The house, which measures 89 square feet, may soon be up for sale for $50,000.00, backyard not included, and Greg Bank might be willing to finance if you mow the lawn and rake leaves, or come cart it away for $49,000, or AirBnB it for $1,500/night, but call first because sometimes Luke likes to have his friends over to party.] More + PHOTOS
"Wage slavery"?
Wage slavery is the predominate form of oppression today. Workers are forced to sell themselves (actually, their labor power) in order to survive. Instead of being owned and provided for in some fashion, they are “free” for the remainder of the day [after the best 8 to 10 hours have been slaved away at this unfair exchange]. However, economic necessity prevents the overwhelming mass of humanity from being truly free... More

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