|Originally Posted By rosseubanks666:
Well it all looks good on paper when you first think it up... right?
I just like the fact that i can stock pile and build wall sections at my convenience, in a climate controlled environment. I already have about 600 sq foot of various floor material, a fireplace, and some fixtures that i've started to gather or found for a good price at an auction. Time is really my biggest concern. My plan is to start this "project" the spring of 2012, i have the land, septic permits, driveway, and plot plan done. Right now i'm between to house plans that i've drawn, the one with the living room next to the garage is the one my wife likes, and another with the garage in a different place is the one i like.
As far as taking a long time i figure it will take me no less than 1 1/2 years from time of excavation to completion. I'll try and post a floor plan.
Thanks for all the advice though! My parents basically did the same thing i am, so i've seen a lot of ups and downs to building your own house.
Did your parents go the pre-fab route like you are thinking?