Their latest episode shows off a home that is on the more rudimentary side—a simple 96-square-foot plywood structure built inside an old sheep barn by Loren Amelang, when he bought some land in California back in the 1960s. The structure itself may be as simple as simple can be, but it's Amelang's wistful reminiscences that are so worthy of note.
"I was wonderfully happy in my little 8x12 cabin out in the barn," he says. "I could heat it with a few logs, and everything was in reach of the bed."
In fact the primary reason he built the house he now lives in was, he claims, so he'd have some kind of structure to hang his solar panels off of.