Can I Build My Own home?
Build Custom Home / March 23, 2019

Can I Build My Own home?

One question we hear from time to time when discussing home building is: “Can I save money by building my own home?” While it’s a fair question, it’s usually asked as the result of a homeowner seeing an infomercial for a “do-it-yourself home building kit, ” or some other system sold by a company that specializes in selling instructional books and videos. While spending…

Least Expensive way to Build a home
Build Custom Home / March 18, 2019

Least Expensive way to Build a home

Pricing out your home s construction costs can help keep it affordable. In 2012, the median price for an existing home came in at $180, 600. According to the B4UBuild.com website, a new house probably costs you between $80 and $200 per square foot. For example, a $300, 2, 800 square-foot home costs about $107 per square foot to build ($300, /2, 800 = $107.14)…

Home and Build
Build Custom Home / March 13, 2019

Home and Build

This course has been offered since 1980 and is the heart of our curriculum. It is appropriate for a range of individuals, from the person who wants to do it all to the person who simply wants to be informed enough to have meaningful and productive conversations with his or her architect and builder. Students will learn through hands-on construction projects, studio…

How to Build a home for Cheap?
Build Custom Home / March 8, 2019

How to Build a home for Cheap?

I used to be in shape. Really. Two hundred push-up, 20 chin-up kind of shape. I would blaze through 50-km ski trails. That, of course, was then. As the decades piled up, exercise became less important, less frequent. Injuries began to take their toll, further limiting my activity, and at some point I came to the realization that nachos, not eggs, were nature s perfect…

Build your Own Log cabin Homes
Build Custom Home / March 3, 2019

Build your Own Log cabin Homes

The author and his wife chose to build a log cabin following the Norwegian stabbur design: raised foundation, small windows, low door, and wide eaves. PHOTO: BILL SULLIVAN Living in a cozy little cabin nestled in the woods is part and parcel of the classic Thoreau-inspired lifestyle most folks dream of now and then. But the romantic vision of log-home life is shattered…

What builder built my house?
Simple House Building / February 26, 2019

What builder built my house?

Admiring the style and architecture of a home may inspire you to discover who the builder was. Perhaps you are considering custom building a home and would like to interview different contractors for the job or simply are intrigued by the design and workmanship of the home. Use several simple investigative techniques to learn who built a home in just a few days. Step…

Average cost to Build 4 Bedroom House
Simple House Building / February 21, 2019

Average cost to Build 4 Bedroom House

If your home is bursting at the seams, adding a bedroom can bring some much-needed space to increase comfort for your family. Options range from a state-of-the-art master suite to a simple budget bedroom without the frills. Understanding the cost of these options will help you choose the right option for your home and find the best type of bedroom addition to meet…

Builders cost to Build a House
Simple House Building / February 16, 2019

Builders cost to Build a House

Tree houses cost between $9, and several hundred thousand dollars. Most kids tree houses cost between $10, and $30, . Adult tree houses, bed & breakfast rentals, or commercial use tree houses usually cost between $40, and up to as much as a ground house would cost. Why the big ranges? Here are the primary considerations in determining the cost of a custom…

Order of Building a House
Simple House Building / February 11, 2019

Order of Building a House

When Jesus walked the dusty pathways of towns and villages that we now reverently call the Holy Land and taught His disciples by beautiful Galilee, He often spoke in parables, in language the people understood best. Frequently, He referred to home building in relationship to the lives of those who listened. He declared: “Every … house divided against itself shall…

How to Owner Build a house?
Simple House Building / February 6, 2019

How to Owner Build a house?

Now that I have your attention, I want to talk about a common mistake that a lot of straw bale homeowners make early on in the process. Often the most fatal mistake of any job is underestimating how much it will cost to build that beautiful home you worked so hard to design. Common examples of this are: not including enough money for framing materials or electrical…

Build home Yourself
Build Custom Home / February 1, 2019

Build home Yourself

​Wish you knew more about the biggest investment you will most likely ever make? Build Your House Yourself University (BYHYU) will teach you to save money and make smart decisions about the construction of the place you and your family will call HOME. The BYHYU podcast will help you understand residential construction— simplify and demystify the design build process…

Financing Building your Own home
Build Custom Home / January 27, 2019

Financing Building your Own home

Prudkov/iStock/Thinkstock Building your own place is a tradition as old as civilization itself. Of course, it s a bit more complicated than it used to be. No matter how handy you are, you’ll need the right kind of financing for your house to go from first architectural draft to completed structure. Types of financing Construction-to-permanent financing: Lenders provide…

Building your own House cost
Simple House Building / January 22, 2019

Building your own House cost

Anyone starting a business has done their fair share of research and analysis. You researched your chosen market, ran financial projections, and figured out startup costs. This proves you’re an analytical guru, right? That’s why it’s tempting to think you can continue to rely on spreadsheets to manage on-going analysis. Although this isn’t the “wrong” approach initially…

How to Go About Building a house?
Simple House Building / January 22, 2019

How to Go About Building a house?

Contractors and builders can help with making sound environmental choices. No time is better to think about a green home than at the beginning of the construction process. Many decisions can be made with the environment in mind. Saving resources and energy is easier now that green materials and products are readily available to the typical homeowner. Although completely…

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