I can either afford land or house, but not both. We are going to have to build ourselves (40 old mom, 16 and 13 yr. old daughters). We built a chicken coop that turned out well, but that the extent of our building skills. How had is a corwood house to built. I'd like a living roof. We need to get something up fast as winter is approaching. I'm looking at land on Friday and if I like it, I'm buying it. I'll have about 5K to work with and unlimited access to free cut wood.