Budget-Friendly and Eco-Friendly House in Ukraine

Budget-Friendly and Eco-Friendly House in Ukraine

Today, I'd like to share with you a story about the creation of an environmentally safe home.

Energy-Efficient and Eco-Friendly Building

A resident of Uzhgorod single-handedly built a cost-effective and eco-friendly house. This building resembles a dome, and thanks to its shape and the materials used, it allows significant savings on energy resources.

Valeriy Samoylovich, a resident of the outskirts of Uzhgorod, erected this unique dome house. He drew inspiration and knowledge from the internet, spending two and a half years constructing it without the help of builders or specialized equipment. This is more of an exception to the rule, as large-scale construction usually requires professional assistance and special equipment.

"Technology makes it possible to use small parts. Everything is accessible and compact. This house is built from two-meter boards, which even a woman can easily carry," notes Valeriy Samoylovich, the owner of the eco-home.

Features of the Eco-Home

The result is a house of fifty-five square meters with triangular windows and a round roof. The first floor houses a dining area, bathroom, and sleeping zone, while the second floor has a children's area.

"The 15-centimeter wall thickness corresponds to the thermal insulation of 90 centimeters of solid brick. This provides more free space inside the house," shares Valeriy Samoylovich.

The frame is made of pine boards with cellulose insulation, a by-product of paper production, making the house completely eco-friendly. There is no gas supply in the house, and heating is provided by a stove. The unique shape of the house allows significant savings on firewood.

"In winter, I heat the stove once a day. It is connected to an underfloor heating system, so there's no need for radiators. This system accumulates heat from burning wood. Heating the house for the season takes about a third to half a truckload of firewood, which costs approximately one thousand hryvnias a year," the owner explains.

Future Plans

Valeriy's family is expecting a new member, so he plans to build another domed house with additional rooms. The foundation for this has already been laid.