So the question we get asked the most is, “Was it worth it to build the house yourself”. The answer is “Yes” but with some caveats. Continue reading Building a house – Not for the weak of heart! Finial Thoughts
Rolling into 2018, things became a bit of a blur as I was pulling long days at work, then working with My dad in the evenings to keep the momentum going. Once the rough in Electrical work was completed, we started the long task of insulating the walls:
Continue reading Building a house – Not for the weak of heart! Part 2
After 12 years in our old house, we had finally out grown it. The with two kids taking up the other two bedrooms in our three bedroom house, The Wife was forced to work in the living room (She works from home). This was a less than ideal situation to say the least. The plain truth was the house that we had come to love was no longer working for us.
We had been casually searching ever since our Son was born as we knew this day was coming. After nearly 2 years of close calls, we never found a house that would come close to what we were after. Sure there were houses out there, but the market was heating up enough that folks were asking top dollar for houses that needed either lots of remolding, or had some other looming major repairs (roof or HVAC).
After a false start with another builder, we lucked out and found a lot in a subdivision that would allow for us to be our own builder/general contractor. Basic walk out lot in a subdivision overlooking a farm field: