I will spend a year in fasting and prayer, and caring for a few livestock on a farm. What's the best shelter I can do for $1000 USD? Just need a place for a twin bed and maybe a small desk and a stove, enough to keep insects and critters out.
I was thinking of a tiny A-frame but I have no carpentry skills and, more importantly, lumber is fucking expensive.
The other option I considered is a 7x10 earthbag shelter, 7 feet high with 3 feet underground to help moderate the temperature. However there is a *slight* worry about flooding.
Another option is a pole-barn style 7' cube with plywood sheathing. That would require really no carpentry.
Labor will be free and I have full access to build whatever I want within reason.
Climate is southern Appalachia, biggest problem will be heat+humidity, winter not really so bad here.
Anyone ever built a poverty shack?