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Barrel-Race7,076771570
TuesdayHouston, TX

Vilano-Beach--Water-...21,197391170
4/5/2014Saint Augustine, FL

HudsonHouse7,002300
4/2/2014Omaha, NE

Tanglewood86,6367862,22242
3/24/2014Colorado Springs, CO

697MarlinAustinArea1,17818910
3/15/2014Austin/McDade, TX

1860s-Texas-rehabnew...43,125441910
3/14/2014Boerne, TX

Bladenkirk524640
3/13/2014White Oak, NC

P-Wade-Crocker407100
3/12/2014Spring, TX

Shana481200
3/11/2014Chaffee, MO

OwensNewHome59,9821033810
2/2/2014Chandler, AZ

Du-Lock-Lane1,292200
2/1/2014Houston, TX

Family-Affair10,592440
1/31/2014Saint Petersburg, FL

TheCastle9,978270
1/23/2014Cheshire, CT

The-Last-Rodeo9,65227100
1/14/2014Angel Fire, NM

TheHoskensProject58,5071504333
12/31/2013Dome-ville, central, FL

NorthPoleHome30,204341330
12/29/2013North Pole, AK

navarre-village-buil...1,181100
12/26/2013Gulf Breeze, FL

Seven-Peaks-Faswall-...34,819483181
11/18/2013Graeagle, CA

The-Dailey-Project1,769100
10/27/2013Pompano Beach, FL

Beaver-Creek-Ranch30,274213210
10/15/2013Hayfork, CA

The-Cortes-Adventure17,675520
10/14/2013Snowflake, AZ

jeff3,858300
8/29/2013Jackson, MO

Miami-FL-country-hom...5,366320
7/30/2013Miami, FL

Brevard-County--Pt-S...2,556100
7/17/2013Rockledge, FL

Dream-Build-Austin-T...4,151300
4/17/2013Austin, TX

Eschete-Dome22,37830530
12/24/2012Lafayette, LA

ChapelHillNCBob5,560110
10/23/2012Chapel Hill, NC

The-Skimino-Bluff6,9623130
10/13/2012Williamsburg, VA

Octagon-in-Glencoe-C...48,781144110
10/8/2012Glencoe , CA

nateshomemtpeakview4,663100
9/29/2012

sherman20,035221560
9/27/2012Downers Grove, IL

Omaha9,168380
9/13/2012Omaha, NE

Holy-Hill-House16,47835530
8/27/2012Richfield, WI

Omega-CEO5,614110
8/13/2012Manassas, VA

JayHouse10,3267190
6/22/2012Sebastopol, CA

30233,37623770
5/20/2012Belfair, WA

SunburnStateHome6,303110
3/6/2012Charlotte County, FL

VICTOR-MONTANA8,098110
2/22/2012Victor, MT

Houston-720125966,788100
1/21/2012Houston, TX

Workshop15,589630
1/8/2012Florissant, CO

Our-simple-home11,815223080
12/5/2011LaPorte, IN

ICF-Construction19,360500
11/11/2011Elkridge, MD

Little-Help-from-my-...12,26811150
11/4/2011Rockwall, TX

YaNYca14,001810
10/29/2011Boston, MA

The-Man-Refuge10,838310
10/19/2011San Antonio, TX

mckernanmc11,152320
10/6/2011Amite, LA

Large-Family-Compoun...7,443200
9/23/2011Covington, GA

Woodchuck-Ridge10,296480
9/12/2011Akron, OH

Forever-Home-Sweet-H...20,92234310
8/24/2011Issaquah, WA

Clarksville-MD9,074200
8/22/2011Eldersburg, MD

steve-n-carolyn16,3174140
8/21/2011Sun City, CA

Old-York8,163200
7/27/2011Bridgewater, NJ

Carriage-House17,07120282
7/24/2011Ft. Collins, CO

DomeSweetDome22,30318291
6/4/2011Suffolk, VA

Goodpasture24,153562880
5/28/2011Westminster, CO

Marks-Log-Cabin13,924392210
5/12/2011Altoona, PA

Bill21,123100
5/4/2011Tucson, AZ

Mueller-Dream-Home8,799100
4/15/2011

Oklahoma-Steel10,742650
4/13/2011Minco, OK

DutchG8,418200
4/5/2011

HiddenInOhio10,3189130
4/1/2011Elyria, OH

MagnoliaHouse8,866100
3/29/2011Houston, TX

Buffaloader13,725200
1/11/2011Valley Center, KS

SouthernEcoHome27,79620210
1/9/2011Blacksburg, VA

Austrian-Chalet14,141780
1/2/2011Twin Lakes, CO

Vista-Ridge13,17921660
12/21/2010Swanton, OH

OurFarmstead28,428601890
12/10/2010Pennsylvania

AirparkHome-Remodel29,61222460
11/8/2010Hillsboro, OR

Holloway10,866200
11/7/2010Petersburg, VA

Building-Our-Lakefro...9,758110
11/5/2010Piscataway, NJ

SunburyGalena-Build9,020100
11/3/2010Galena, OH

BUILDING-OUR-GREEN-D...9,881800
11/2/2010Pattison, TX

RR-Homestead23,98331740
10/26/2010Janesville, CA

Casa-Paradiso-Vieque...9,834200
10/19/2010Chelsea, MA

Millerbuild11,0965110
10/1/2010Carstairs, AB

Delisledigs11,513300
9/16/2010Jacksonville, FL

h20dave11,343430
9/10/2010Waterloo, AL

Mountain-Idyl11,089900
9/9/2010Asheville, NC

High-over-Lake-Granb...14,56912230
9/8/2010Granbury, TX

Homestead35,94364850
9/8/2010Smithville, MO

philandjan12,948100
9/2/2010

Commons10,167200
8/21/2010Atascocita, TX

Our-First-OB-home10,561300
7/27/2010Gardner, KS

Louisiana-Mediterran...20,108311870
7/21/2010Sunset, LA

Crows-Nest9,838100
7/20/2010

Patterson-Project10,406400
7/16/2010John's Island, SC

Hidden-Meadow-Home12,4482100
7/13/2010Murrieta, CA

New-house-in-Selah-W...10,194140
7/4/2010Belfair, WA

Arnold-CA-Alpine-cha...20,91422100
7/2/2010Arnold, CA

Working-Wilton39,893343010
6/16/2010Wilton, NH

JJ-Residence9,616100
6/7/2010San Antonio, TX

Thompson-Valley-Home10,819330
6/6/2010Monticello, FL

Naperville-Webster-S...26,3612360
5/21/2010Naperville, IL

Gary--Suzi11,062100
5/7/2010

crystal-falls-home28,82620270
5/5/2010Cedar Park, TX

Kapoho-Retirement-Ho...10,893130
5/4/2010Santa Ana, CA

NC--New-Construction10,491100
5/3/2010

Collins-on-Cobblesto...11,49221910
4/30/2010Waynesville, NC

Dwight--Colleen-Hart...11,895130
4/30/2010Vaughn, WA

Riley32,81332950
4/29/2010Cave Creek, AZ

The-New-Ries-Homeste...14,88919980
4/21/2010Polk/Richfield/Erin/Hartford, WI

The-Season9,541130
4/10/2010Mount Airy, NC

The-Naas-Place10,049200
3/30/2010Pittsburg, CA

Phil-and-Lauras-home13,104400
3/20/2010Tulsa, OK

Southport-NC-Home17,538201281
3/18/2010Southport, NC

Loris24,998110
3/11/2010

Seaton-Station10,243140
3/10/2010Siloam Springs, AR

Backwoods-Project14,303390
3/4/2010Jeffersonville, GA

ICF-in-Ann-Arbor26,220293710
1/25/2010Dexter, MI

DancingPines10,987200
1/25/2010Clinton, LA

Log-Cabin10,588150
1/23/2010indianapolis, IN

The-Kinzel-House9,983100
1/21/2010New Orleans, LA

PahrumpProject17,0615390
1/17/2010Spokane, WA

TheBeachHouse14,64013200
1/16/2010Shoreline, WA

Artist-Haven-Home14,956970
1/13/2010Kansas City, MO

SOPHIA--SAMUELDELAWA...17,40411310
12/2/2009Smyrna, DE

Plant-City-Craftsman16,8304100
11/22/2009Plant City, FL

WestermanFarm11,441130
11/10/2009Dickson, TN

Shane22,512600
10/31/2009San Antonio, TX

ADCountryHome12,8711130
10/31/2009Fort Worth, TX

ICF-Keller-Tx51,214321220
10/6/2009Roanoke, TX

digs24,224100
9/30/2009Tracy City, TN

threegables21,391201340
9/29/2009Hartland, WI

LittleLakeCorner72,8611016040
9/29/2009Groveland, FL

Utah-Casa11,590200
9/28/2009Saratoga Springs, UT

Tornado-Reconstructi...11,038800
9/24/2009Port Neches, TX

toolehouse50,299891450
9/20/2009Reno, NV

Bobs-Blog52,997614140
9/16/2009New Florence, PA

Blessings10,210100
9/11/2009farmville, NC

Schrammelot15,9937900
9/11/2009Pierson, FL

PennsmithLostValleyT...35,852552150
9/9/2009Dripping Springs, TX

River-House10,643220
9/7/2009Clinton, NJ

SantaFe-in-AJ10,386100
8/28/2009Apache Junction, AZ

Dennis-Dream-Home30,064385050
8/27/2009Readington Twp, NJ

Massive-Undertaking11,5341100
8/26/2009Wimauma, FL

Lafayette10,294200
8/11/2009Cramerton, NC

Dream-site-on-the-La...11,086200
8/5/2009La Porte, TX

Williams-New-Home-Si...10,335110
8/2/2009Windsor, NC

Cobblestone-Lane10,424100
7/30/2009Great Falls, MT

PensacolaBeachHouse10,234110
6/22/2009Gulf Breeze, FL

12YEARSINTHEPLANNING10,879120
6/16/2009LADSON, SC

Steinys-Hideaway10,856200
6/9/2009Venice, CA

DreamHome29,497261900
6/7/2009Orlando, FL

CastleHeims20,76721590
6/5/2009Cedar Rapids, IA

Utah-Warehouse10,101220
5/20/2009Fairview, UT

Where-to-start12,436610
5/16/2009Lemoore, CA

Castle-Rock-Lakehous...16,35810840
4/27/2009Necedah, WI

Oleg25,973360
4/22/2009San Diego, CA

MoeCompound10,266340
4/9/2009Camano Island, WA

Huckleberry-Home10,338200
4/8/2009Williamstown, NJ

Vonk24,241100
4/7/2009Zeeland, MI

Small-Timber-Frame14,681110
4/2/2009Central Mass, MA

EatonLoch-Haven11,136110
4/1/2009Roanoke, VA

windowsnsiding10,197110
3/28/2009Long Island, NY

Arkansas-First-Timer25,86439880
3/27/2009Trumann, AR

Back-Home-In-Crisp12,426111510
3/22/2009Ennis, TX

Victor--Susan-0820,343211210
3/17/2009Ruckersville, VA

Rick-and-Tinas-dream...11,659120
3/14/2009Auburndale, FL

Keener-Road13,0484100
3/11/2009Elizabethtown, PA

NC-Newbie10,957100
3/10/2009Boone, NC

MadisonGA11,1791130
2/26/2009Madison, GA

Techbuilt-Scammed12,618100
2/25/2009Rebew, LA

choanne83110,207100
2/9/2009charlotte, NC

WilliamsinVegas34,007301190
1/29/2009Henderson, NV

PhilesBryant12,067260
1/20/2009graham, WA

MortgageSmart10,432100
1/19/2009Cocoa, FL

QuarterlyHouse57,907136990
1/12/2009Orlando, FL

RabbitRun19,776311690
1/11/2009Afton, VA

Sonave-Sunsets10,541120
1/9/2009Yucca, AZ

Heart-of-PA16,1409160
1/6/2009Lewistown, PA

Krusehome11,614200
12/27/2008Lake City, FL

BrunkHouseAlmaKansas15,625260
12/26/2008Garden Grove, CA

Raider-Bills-Tenn-Ho...14,6356320
12/22/2008Largo, FL

Andel-Ranch28,311334020
12/17/2008Rogers, TX

Elijahs-Home11,800460
12/6/2008Vero Beach, FL

ranch-house10,431100
11/25/2008springfield, IL

Howard-Georgia-Retir...16,064670
11/9/2008Harlem, GA

The-Woods-Journal11,304110
11/6/2008Doraville, GA

StansTLH16,0251090
11/1/2008Tehachapi, CA

Kevin--Kerrys-Dream11,572350
10/17/2008Northvale, NJ

Katabatic-Wind12,178470
10/16/2008Huntsville, AL

Elmhurst-Modern13,632120
10/14/2008elmhurst, IL

Accessible-House11,6013100
10/14/2008Munford, TN

Cherry-Valley-Vista10,660120
10/5/2008Duvall, WA

Jon-and-Mollys-House18,271150
9/25/2008Ellicott City, MD

Proctor-ICF11,731110
9/25/2008Fredericksburg, VA

Hawaiian-Bungalo18,072111020
9/23/2008Holualoa, HI

Pete--Rhiannon12,741430
9/19/2008Springfield, MO

2008-Cedar-Ln17,56114350
9/19/2008Seaville, NJ

dmaceld20,76114880
9/16/2008Nampa, ID

Help-with-Goulds-and...12,897100
9/16/2008tampa, FL

Consulting10,303100
9/2/2008Orlando, FL

AlaskaICFREMOTEHouse16,71619380
8/17/2008Wasilla, AK

NC-Pond-House11,767320
8/4/2008Wilmington, NC

MargaritaVilla11,378240
8/4/2008Raleigh, NC

Latest-update12,6788100
8/4/2008Sierra Vista, AZ

ANDREA11,268400
8/2/2008Dallas, TX

The-Ridges14,03911130
7/31/2008Logan, UT

Avenida-Del-Sol15,17313520
7/31/2008Peoria, AZ

dream-home-ohio11,333600
7/30/2008Zanesville, OH

Penetang-Craftsman10,963360
7/27/2008Penetanguishene, ON

Tristan--11,418600
7/25/2008Lebanon, NJ

Dreamy-Design-in-Glo...16,718100
7/9/2008Clifton, VA

need-help-Jim11,900110
7/8/2008Bandon, OR

deltona-fl-custom-ho...12,4954140
7/6/2008Deltona Beach, FL

Ingraham-House-Chape...11,748200
6/29/2008Cary, NC

famborgie10,656100
6/26/2008Lockhart, TX

95821-Addition21,9177140
6/24/2008Sacramento, CA

Cajun-Homestead19,04612930
6/22/2008Lafayette, LA

West-Texas-Ranch-Hou...12,853110
6/18/2008Andrews, TX

Quail-Bluff-Pasco12,6609290
6/10/2008Pasco, WA

Spyders-Web10,559100
6/10/2008Norman, OK

mike-and-tori-darnle...13,091510
6/2/2008Rainbow, CA

Lin-Washington10,599100
5/29/2008Fresno, CA

Capernall-House11,446420
5/15/2008Belleville, MI

Hidden-Valley-Texas10,736100
5/7/2008Southlake, TX

cosdreamhome41,387731470
5/5/2008Colorado Springs, CO

Sowle-Family-House13,238590
4/29/2008South Burlington, VT

Cyberdoc-Residence10,945200
4/25/2008San Diego, CA

Fortune-House10,973100
4/17/2008Mooresville, NC

Joeb28,803400
4/15/2008Oakland, FL

Alvin-House11,216200
4/14/2008LaPorte, TX

Thomas-Home--Raintre...21,271271800
4/9/2008Lee's Summit, MO

Greg--Kathys-New-Hou...12,203200
4/3/2008Barryton, MI

Where-is-Waldo28,32244830
4/2/2008Marion, OH

Nimmerrichters-Fores...10,065100
4/2/2008Waldorf, MD

Mayfield-House10,675100
3/31/2008Mayfield, UT

beamanhouse10,722100
3/27/2008Manistique, MI

Kanak-ICF--Virginia15,494900
3/26/2008Fredericksburg, VA

Sheldon-St15,324300
3/21/2008Orlando, FL

Bert-25,900310
3/20/2008Southern, CA

Our-Ohio-ICF-home22,01020270
3/20/2008Mansfield, OH

ericdc11,213310
3/8/2008Uniontown, PA

EurekaHouse-ICF15,0885150
3/6/2008Berkeley, CA

Superstition-Views15,404281600
3/6/2008Mesa, AZ

Blue-Springs-Project12,8898230
2/24/2008Broken Arrow, OK

Our-House10,568100
2/24/2008Miami, FL

httpownerbuilderbook...13,316830
2/19/2008Clayton, NY

JourneyBackHome10,405100
2/3/2008Oviedo, FL

Collier-Home12,862110
2/1/2008Little Rock, AR

DDs-ICF12,405330
1/27/2008New Smyrna Bch, FL

EurekaMT-Timberframe12,0291430
1/24/2008Augusta, MI

The-Larnerd-House13,5135210
1/21/2008Newport News, VA

Casa-Bella11,351100
1/14/2008Pueblo West, CO

Gordon-Lake-House15,36717510
1/3/2008Oakland, IA

STEPHANIES-DREAM12,56017570
12/30/2007Lower Burrell, PA

Florida-Waterfront-C...14,942310
12/29/2007PB, FL

6158-in-Montgomery-T...11,296410
12/23/2007Conroe, TX

ClearwaterHills13,710260
12/14/2007Paradise Valley, AZ

BobDonna9,988100
12/12/2007Sacramento, CA

AboveTheAppleTree9,964100
12/8/2007La Farge, WI

Casa-Nostra12,228230
12/2/2007Bangor, PA

Building-the-Dream-i...13,773700
11/29/2007Gladstone, OR

Ingram-Fleming-ICF-H...16,373480
11/29/2007Plant City, FL

inniagara9,461100
11/24/2007Niagara Falls, ON

SchnabelEstate10,580240
11/16/2007Avon, IN

WeAreBuildingAgain21,39427560
11/15/2007Orlando, FL

Lake-Pleasant10,535210
11/14/2007Erie, PA

Green-for-Dean10,557100
11/10/2007San Jose, CA

The-Ponderosa12,3278220
11/4/2007Perry, OK

FlagholeRoad10,619260
10/25/2007Franklin, NH

Beckynray11,784300
10/24/2007Powhatan, VA

Spicewood-TX12,268330
10/20/2007Austin, TX

Powderhorn24,164481760
10/4/2007Florida

Luray-VA-1stTimeBuil...14,847730
10/4/2007Luray, VA

kittyfhughesnet10,327250
9/27/2007Noblesville, IN

Scott-Family10,913100
9/25/2007Trinity, AL

Taking-the-Plunge13,4096180
9/18/2007Springfield, OH

RozBuildingAdventure10,791100
9/14/2007San Pablo, CA

Helpful-Tips11,888200
9/13/2007Encinitas, CA

Poplar-Creek-Farm13,8275250
9/10/2007Oakland Park, FL

TheWillemsHome21,5461750
9/10/2007Galloway Township, NJ

ComfortHome11,364200
8/30/2007Dublin, OH

10000-sq-feet36,34022260
8/26/2007La Habra Heights, CA

Bird-house12,4863400
8/22/2007Ithaca, NY

Circle-S_ICF_House35,773462640
8/21/2007Sparta, IL

New-England-Saltbox10,766100
8/16/2007Columbia, SC

RamblewoodatJeterFar...11,5836330
8/10/2007Kansas City, MO

Kraemer-Collinwood-H...11,173200
7/21/2007Delano, MN

BigOakBuilderTX14,795270
7/20/2007Wharton, TX

Johnson-Family-Dream11,025100
7/20/2007Normal, IL

19225-ROBERTSON-ST17,71614250
7/12/2007Orlando, FL

Thattle-Dew-Farm10,980220
7/12/2007Halls Harbour, NS

WindyJ14,94911260
7/2/2007Knoxville, TN

Vistoso-Green-Home12,269310
6/28/2007Tucson, AZ

Lewis-Chapel-House16,475200
6/25/2007Dunlap, TN

father-daughter10,525200
6/25/2007Loveland, CO

davewhite11,505100
6/24/2007Nanaimo, BC

NutmegWedgefieldOrla...12,489600
6/22/2007Orlando, FL

4600SF-Dream-Home-in...14,584410
6/19/2007Mooresville, NC

Coeur-dAlene-Idaho-H...12,359240
6/13/2007Coeur d Alene, ID

Tampa-Bay13,938490
6/10/2007Ruskin, FL

Dream-In-Progress14,375540
6/7/2007Shawnee, KS

todd-in-tullahoma10,900100
6/4/2007tullahoma, TN

TheOwens11,681300
6/1/2007Dickson, TN

Country-Cleaver11,805140
5/29/2007Springfield, IL

South-Dakota-Lake-Ho...12,0726110
5/23/2007Sioux Falls, SD

Gods-Home11,214200
5/18/2007Eustis, FL

hammock11,069110
5/14/2007Martinez, GA

Grove-St-Rocklin11,150300
5/13/2007Orangevale, CA

Gardeners-Delight11,980330
5/13/2007Norristown, PA

Newman-Family11,995100
4/26/2007oralndo, FL

do-over-house12,639200
4/25/2007Roseville, CA

Mountain-Building11,381370
4/21/2007Hiawassee, GA

Alaskan-Log-Home12,706120
4/15/2007Tok, AK

Warner-Dream12,903600
4/11/2007Astatula, FL

RehmannSchreiner13,89118150
4/2/2007Maple Grove, MN

outspokenbikeguy13,5444140
3/29/2007Sanford, FL

SmelltheForest35,809471480
3/23/2007Colorado Springs, CO

PolkCityProject15,1987110
3/21/2007Norcross, GA

DwaynePam12,035200
3/21/2007Normal, IL

cypressknoll11,098100
3/20/2007Palm Coast, FL

candlepower19,117241550
3/20/2007Lansing, IA

Team-Rosa11,969200
3/19/2007Springfield, VA

GLOUCESTER11,653120
3/17/2007Newport News, VA

Ohiodreamhome12,0324140
3/16/2007Reynoldsburg, OH

Gypsy-Love12,525110
3/12/2007Highland, NY

Forrest-Towne11,710220
3/10/2007Brinnon, WA

Dreams-Come-True10,977100
3/8/2007Glen St Mary, FL

Almost-A-Country-Gir...10,992100
3/7/2007Addison Township, MI

BrandonBuildingBlog11,776100
3/4/2007Layton, UT

SafecreteHouse13,028300
3/4/2007Raleigh, NC

newbie-12,138100
2/21/2007North Plains, OR

BuzzardsNest14,382310
2/14/2007Saint Lucie, FL

woodfamilyhome12,489200
2/10/2007Keno, OR

vegascastle11,812100
2/3/2007Henderson, NV

newsteel17,780100
1/28/2007Florence, SC

Dream-Home-200712,301100
1/27/2007Gwynn Oak, MD

DelgadosAdobeAbode12,710200
1/18/2007San Diego, CA

bobindeltona14,934250
1/14/2007Deltona, FL

Highland6412,425300
1/8/2007New Orleans, LA

SmallProjectSilverSp...17,7541020
1/7/2007Silver Springs, NV

BeehlerHome22,68411640
1/3/2007Kalamazoo, MI

eveningshade12,018110
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I was really glad I had purchased the book before I started. It really helped, especially since this was my very first house to own, much less build ourselves.
Philip in Duson, LA

Future Owner-Builder for Ken in Norman, OK at OwnerBuilderBook.com - Home for Owner-Builders

How many finished levels in your future owner-built house?
 One
 
What type of construction are you planning?
 Conventional
 
Planned house style?
 Conventional
 
How much do you plan to save altogether vs. appraised value?
 25% - 30%
 
How many hours do you project spending as a couple, counting planning and construction?
 900 - 1,000
 
Will you be working when you owner-build?
 Neither working
 
Who will take primary responsibility in your family for the work?
 Husband primary
 
Will your project be a starter, step-up, custom, or dream home?
 Custom
 
Will you get comparison bids from general contractors?
 Two
 
What percentage of the time do you think O-B's get liened by subs or vendors?
 More than 10%
 
What time of year will you start?
 May
 
Do you have a step-up strategy?
 Yes
 
How much combined time will you spend planning?
 100 - 200 hours
 
How many times are you planning to do this?
 One time total
 
Are you organized?
 Pretty organized
 
Are you a good shopper?
 Good shopper
 
What is the average General Contractor estimate to build your plans?
 $100 - $125
 
What is the average monthly maintenance cost of the house you'll be leaving?
 $200 - $300
 
What is the average monthly utility cost in your current home?
 $200 - $250
 
Will you incorporate active solar panels (PV) into your home?
 Yes
 
Will you build in town or in the country?
 Rural
 
What's the population of the community where you will build?
 150,000-200,000
 
How much calendar time will there be from when you first did some written planning to groundbreaking?
 One to one and a half years
 
Do you know your credit score?
 Yes
 
How many houses have you owned prior to this one?
 Three
 
What will you choose for wall insulation?
 Icynene (or like) foam
 
What will be the R-value of your walls?
 >R-30
 
How much construction industry experience will you have before you owner-build?
 1-2 years
 
How many books about contracting or the trades will you read when you owner-build?
 Three
 
Do you plan to use any personal friends as subs?
 None
 
How many houses have you built, remodeled or added on to as an owner-builder?
 One
 
How many children do you have?
 Four
 
How many children will be living at home when you owner-build?
 None
 
How many bedrooms are you planning on?
 Three
 
How many bathrooms are you planning on?
 2-3
 
How many air conditioning units will you include in your owner-built house?
 One compressor
 
If stick-built, will you use 2x4 or 2x6 framing?
 2x6
 
How many tools do you own?
 $500 - $1,000
 
Do you have experience using spreadsheets for budgeting or scheduling?
 Fifty times
 
Is your occupation "blue collar" or "white collar"?
 Won't be working when I build
 
Will you take pictures of the job when you owner-built?
 Will use a digital camera regularly
 
Do you own a truck?
 No
 
How many covered vehicle spaces will you provide in your owner-built house?
 Three
 
How much personal use do you make of the Internet?
 15-20 hours
 
What are the most helpful websites for your owner-builder project?
 

ownerbuilderbook.com

hgtv.com

 
Why are you considering owner-building?
 This is our retirement house and last home.  We want it well made and customed for our likes.  My neighbor just completed his home and convince me of the benifits
 

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