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I once heard a man must do three things in his life:
build a house, raise a child and write a book.

I’ve always liked the concept of yurts. From a Mongolian point of view, everyone has their own yurt: one yurt per person. Of course, couples share their yurts but each would have their own yurt too.

In case you fancy living elsewhere, you can pack the yurt up in one day. Setting it back up again does require two people. It’s probably an inbuilt design to ensure that one doesn’t move alone.

Just like many houses built in Europe in my great grandfather’s time and before, houses were of a simple design so that anyone can build one with inexpensive raw materials and the help of a few good friends.

A yurt can be built in a week.
A log cabin can be built in a winter.
A brick house can be built in a year.

But for some reason, nowadays it takes twenty-five years of working to buy a house.

By 2025, it is predicted that nine in ten under-35s won’t be able to afford a house. They will become permanent renters.