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360-degree panorama of a $75 'hobbit hole' house

Using the controls above, explore a stitched interactive image of Dan Price's home. Price built the 8-foot wide circular room for $75 using scrap wood. It's half-buried in a hillside overlooking a meadow on a property he leases for $100 per year in northeast Oregon.

"This place is like my church, my meditation room," said Dan Price, 56, about his home of the last 10 years. "This is where I recharge my batteries, this is where I do all my deep thinking." Price has plenty of time to recharge, since he keeps his expenses so low that he only has to earn around $5000 a year.

Read this story about the 'intentional poor' to learn why he and others choose to consume (and earn) less.