I have been in a pickle for the last few years, loosing room in our existing house. Currently me, the Mrs., 2 kids (11 & 9), a dog, and now 3 cats all live in a 2 bedroom duplex. To say we are exploding at the seams is an understatement. To make things worse I am the sole provider in the house and I don’t make that much, so this makes it extremely difficult to find a different place to live. Not to mention that most places around us are wanting anywhere from $900 to $1200 a month for a 3 bedroom home to rent. So what is a guy to do?
I have known for a while that I would love to build my own home, this way I can get the exact layout that I want as well as cutting down on the cost. I am not a contractor or anything, but I have done some basic framing etc, so I am sure if I had some friends over to help we could easily get it done. I have an electrical background so running phone, cable, Ethernet cables would be no problem for me. Not to mention that I have someone who can help me with actually running the electrical for the new house.
Guess I need to start looking for a lot as well as building codes/laws for the area. This will tell me what kind of house I can build, who has to build it, etc. That’s going to be a lot of work , so I will get started. More as it comes around. Hopefully I will be able to start on my own home.