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Barrel-Race7,118791630
YesterdayHouston, TX

Cobbler-Mountain-Hom...21100
MondayAlexandria, VA

Vilano-Beach--Water-...21,220391170
4/5/2014Saint Augustine, FL

HudsonHouse7,033300
4/2/2014Omaha, NE

Tanglewood86,8797862,22242
3/24/2014Colorado Springs, CO

697MarlinAustinArea1,20618910
3/15/2014Austin/McDade, TX

1860s-Texas-rehabnew...43,176441910
3/14/2014Boerne, TX

Bladenkirk544640
3/13/2014White Oak, NC

P-Wade-Crocker433100
3/12/2014Spring, TX

Shana510200
3/11/2014Chaffee, MO

OwensNewHome60,0601033810
2/2/2014Chandler, AZ

Du-Lock-Lane1,316200
2/1/2014Houston, TX

Family-Affair10,624440
1/31/2014Saint Petersburg, FL

TheCastle10,007270
1/23/2014Cheshire, CT

The-Last-Rodeo9,69227100
1/14/2014Angel Fire, NM

TheHoskensProject58,5791504333
12/31/2013Dome-ville, central, FL

NorthPoleHome30,267341330
12/29/2013North Pole, AK

navarre-village-buil...1,198100
12/26/2013Gulf Breeze, FL

Seven-Peaks-Faswall-...34,875483181
11/18/2013Graeagle, CA

The-Dailey-Project1,787100
10/27/2013Pompano Beach, FL

Beaver-Creek-Ranch30,332213210
10/15/2013Hayfork, CA

The-Cortes-Adventure17,705520
10/14/2013Snowflake, AZ

jeff3,887300
8/29/2013Jackson, MO

Miami-FL-country-hom...5,392320
7/30/2013Miami, FL

Brevard-County--Pt-S...2,572100
7/17/2013Rockledge, FL

Dream-Build-Austin-T...4,178300
4/17/2013Austin, TX

Eschete-Dome22,42730530
12/24/2012Lafayette, LA

ChapelHillNCBob5,581110
10/23/2012Chapel Hill, NC

The-Skimino-Bluff6,9973130
10/13/2012Williamsburg, VA

Octagon-in-Glencoe-C...48,845144110
10/8/2012Glencoe , CA

nateshomemtpeakview4,690100
9/29/2012

sherman20,076221560
9/27/2012Downers Grove, IL

Omaha9,209380
9/13/2012Omaha, NE

Holy-Hill-House16,52335530
8/27/2012Richfield, WI

Omega-CEO5,650110
8/13/2012Manassas, VA

JayHouse10,3557190
6/22/2012Sebastopol, CA

30233,42723770
5/20/2012Belfair, WA

SunburnStateHome6,330110
3/6/2012Charlotte County, FL

VICTOR-MONTANA8,128110
2/22/2012Victor, MT

Houston-720125966,813100
1/21/2012Houston, TX

Workshop15,622630
1/8/2012Florissant, CO

Our-simple-home11,843223080
12/5/2011LaPorte, IN

ICF-Construction19,414500
11/11/2011Elkridge, MD

Little-Help-from-my-...12,30411150
11/4/2011Rockwall, TX

YaNYca14,029810
10/29/2011Boston, MA

The-Man-Refuge10,872310
10/19/2011San Antonio, TX

mckernanmc11,176320
10/6/2011Amite, LA

Large-Family-Compoun...7,462200
9/23/2011Covington, GA

Woodchuck-Ridge10,333480
9/12/2011Akron, OH

Forever-Home-Sweet-H...20,99934310
8/24/2011Issaquah, WA

Clarksville-MD9,108200
8/22/2011Eldersburg, MD

steve-n-carolyn16,3514140
8/21/2011Sun City, CA

Old-York8,197200
7/27/2011Bridgewater, NJ

Carriage-House17,11420282
7/24/2011Ft. Collins, CO

DomeSweetDome22,36318291
6/4/2011Suffolk, VA

Goodpasture24,240562880
5/28/2011Westminster, CO

Marks-Log-Cabin13,949392210
5/12/2011Altoona, PA

Bill21,191100
5/4/2011Tucson, AZ

Mueller-Dream-Home8,830100
4/15/2011

Oklahoma-Steel10,779650
4/13/2011Minco, OK

DutchG8,447200
4/5/2011

HiddenInOhio10,3409130
4/1/2011Elyria, OH

MagnoliaHouse8,895100
3/29/2011Houston, TX

Buffaloader13,766200
1/11/2011Valley Center, KS

SouthernEcoHome27,88420210
1/9/2011Blacksburg, VA

Austrian-Chalet14,183780
1/2/2011Twin Lakes, CO

Vista-Ridge13,20921660
12/21/2010Swanton, OH

OurFarmstead28,497601890
12/10/2010Pennsylvania

AirparkHome-Remodel29,68022460
11/8/2010Hillsboro, OR

Holloway10,899200
11/7/2010Petersburg, VA

Building-Our-Lakefro...9,781110
11/5/2010Piscataway, NJ

SunburyGalena-Build9,047100
11/3/2010Galena, OH

BUILDING-OUR-GREEN-D...9,899800
11/2/2010Pattison, TX

RR-Homestead24,02831740
10/26/2010Janesville, CA

Casa-Paradiso-Vieque...9,855200
10/19/2010Chelsea, MA

Millerbuild11,1265110
10/1/2010Carstairs, AB

Delisledigs11,538300
9/16/2010Jacksonville, FL

h20dave11,368430
9/10/2010Waterloo, AL

Mountain-Idyl11,110900
9/9/2010Asheville, NC

High-over-Lake-Granb...14,59912230
9/8/2010Granbury, TX

Homestead35,99064850
9/8/2010Smithville, MO

philandjan12,971100
9/2/2010

Commons10,195200
8/21/2010Atascocita, TX

Our-First-OB-home10,584300
7/27/2010Gardner, KS

Louisiana-Mediterran...20,138311870
7/21/2010Sunset, LA

Crows-Nest9,871100
7/20/2010

Patterson-Project10,432400
7/16/2010John's Island, SC

Hidden-Meadow-Home12,4762100
7/13/2010Murrieta, CA

New-house-in-Selah-W...10,226140
7/4/2010Belfair, WA

Arnold-CA-Alpine-cha...20,95722100
7/2/2010Arnold, CA

Working-Wilton39,933343010
6/16/2010Wilton, NH

JJ-Residence9,649100
6/7/2010San Antonio, TX

Thompson-Valley-Home10,844330
6/6/2010Monticello, FL

Naperville-Webster-S...26,4092360
5/21/2010Naperville, IL

Gary--Suzi11,088100
5/7/2010

crystal-falls-home28,87920270
5/5/2010Cedar Park, TX

Kapoho-Retirement-Ho...10,920130
5/4/2010Santa Ana, CA

NC--New-Construction10,516100
5/3/2010

Collins-on-Cobblesto...11,51921910
4/30/2010Waynesville, NC

Dwight--Colleen-Hart...11,926130
4/30/2010Vaughn, WA

Riley32,86432950
4/29/2010Cave Creek, AZ

The-New-Ries-Homeste...14,92119980
4/21/2010Polk/Richfield/Erin/Hartford, WI

The-Season9,562130
4/10/2010Mount Airy, NC

The-Naas-Place10,071200
3/30/2010Pittsburg, CA

Phil-and-Lauras-home13,121400
3/20/2010Tulsa, OK

Southport-NC-Home17,577201281
3/18/2010Southport, NC

Loris25,047110
3/11/2010

Seaton-Station10,268140
3/10/2010Siloam Springs, AR

Backwoods-Project14,326390
3/4/2010Jeffersonville, GA

ICF-in-Ann-Arbor26,258293710
1/25/2010Dexter, MI

DancingPines11,012200
1/25/2010Clinton, LA

Log-Cabin10,613150
1/23/2010indianapolis, IN

The-Kinzel-House10,011100
1/21/2010New Orleans, LA

PahrumpProject17,0905390
1/17/2010Spokane, WA

TheBeachHouse14,66413200
1/16/2010Shoreline, WA

Artist-Haven-Home14,976970
1/13/2010Kansas City, MO

SOPHIA--SAMUELDELAWA...17,44011310
12/2/2009Smyrna, DE

Plant-City-Craftsman16,8564100
11/22/2009Plant City, FL

WestermanFarm11,473130
11/10/2009Dickson, TN

Shane22,553600
10/31/2009San Antonio, TX

ADCountryHome12,8991130
10/31/2009Fort Worth, TX

ICF-Keller-Tx51,252321220
10/6/2009Roanoke, TX

digs24,273100
9/30/2009Tracy City, TN

threegables21,432201340
9/29/2009Hartland, WI

LittleLakeCorner72,9681016040
9/29/2009Groveland, FL

Utah-Casa11,623200
9/28/2009Saratoga Springs, UT

Tornado-Reconstructi...11,065800
9/24/2009Port Neches, TX

toolehouse50,350891450
9/20/2009Reno, NV

Bobs-Blog53,037614140
9/16/2009New Florence, PA

Blessings10,232100
9/11/2009farmville, NC

Schrammelot16,0237900
9/11/2009Pierson, FL

PennsmithLostValleyT...35,905552150
9/9/2009Dripping Springs, TX

River-House10,667220
9/7/2009Clinton, NJ

SantaFe-in-AJ10,418100
8/28/2009Apache Junction, AZ

Dennis-Dream-Home30,105385050
8/27/2009Readington Twp, NJ

Massive-Undertaking11,5681100
8/26/2009Wimauma, FL

Lafayette10,322200
8/11/2009Cramerton, NC

Dream-site-on-the-La...11,109200
8/5/2009La Porte, TX

Williams-New-Home-Si...10,365110
8/2/2009Windsor, NC

Cobblestone-Lane10,451100
7/30/2009Great Falls, MT

PensacolaBeachHouse10,258110
6/22/2009Gulf Breeze, FL

12YEARSINTHEPLANNING10,907120
6/16/2009LADSON, SC

Steinys-Hideaway10,880200
6/9/2009Venice, CA

DreamHome29,527261900
6/7/2009Orlando, FL

CastleHeims20,79821590
6/5/2009Cedar Rapids, IA

Utah-Warehouse10,131220
5/20/2009Fairview, UT

Where-to-start12,469610
5/16/2009Lemoore, CA

Castle-Rock-Lakehous...16,38310840
4/27/2009Necedah, WI

Oleg26,027360
4/22/2009San Diego, CA

MoeCompound10,297340
4/9/2009Camano Island, WA

Huckleberry-Home10,361200
4/8/2009Williamstown, NJ

Vonk24,295100
4/7/2009Zeeland, MI

Small-Timber-Frame14,708110
4/2/2009Central Mass, MA

EatonLoch-Haven11,157110
4/1/2009Roanoke, VA

windowsnsiding10,226110
3/28/2009Long Island, NY

Arkansas-First-Timer25,92439880
3/27/2009Trumann, AR

Back-Home-In-Crisp12,455111510
3/22/2009Ennis, TX

Victor--Susan-0820,374211210
3/17/2009Ruckersville, VA

Rick-and-Tinas-dream...11,686120
3/14/2009Auburndale, FL

Keener-Road13,0774100
3/11/2009Elizabethtown, PA

NC-Newbie10,980100
3/10/2009Boone, NC

MadisonGA11,1991130
2/26/2009Madison, GA

Techbuilt-Scammed12,643100
2/25/2009Rebew, LA

choanne83110,243100
2/9/2009charlotte, NC

WilliamsinVegas34,043301190
1/29/2009Henderson, NV

PhilesBryant12,093260
1/20/2009graham, WA

MortgageSmart10,461100
1/19/2009Cocoa, FL

QuarterlyHouse57,981136990
1/12/2009Orlando, FL

RabbitRun19,807311690
1/11/2009Afton, VA

Sonave-Sunsets10,567120
1/9/2009Yucca, AZ

Heart-of-PA16,1709160
1/6/2009Lewistown, PA

Krusehome11,642200
12/27/2008Lake City, FL

BrunkHouseAlmaKansas15,656260
12/26/2008Garden Grove, CA

Raider-Bills-Tenn-Ho...14,6596320
12/22/2008Largo, FL

Andel-Ranch28,342334020
12/17/2008Rogers, TX

Elijahs-Home11,825460
12/6/2008Vero Beach, FL

ranch-house10,460100
11/25/2008springfield, IL

Howard-Georgia-Retir...16,104670
11/9/2008Harlem, GA

The-Woods-Journal11,334110
11/6/2008Doraville, GA

StansTLH16,0691090
11/1/2008Tehachapi, CA

Kevin--Kerrys-Dream11,602350
10/17/2008Northvale, NJ

Katabatic-Wind12,206470
10/16/2008Huntsville, AL

Elmhurst-Modern13,659120
10/14/2008elmhurst, IL

Accessible-House11,6323100
10/14/2008Munford, TN

Cherry-Valley-Vista10,686120
10/5/2008Duvall, WA

Jon-and-Mollys-House18,309150
9/25/2008Ellicott City, MD

Proctor-ICF11,763110
9/25/2008Fredericksburg, VA

Hawaiian-Bungalo18,099111020
9/23/2008Holualoa, HI

Pete--Rhiannon12,765430
9/19/2008Springfield, MO

2008-Cedar-Ln17,60814350
9/19/2008Seaville, NJ

dmaceld20,80314880
9/16/2008Nampa, ID

Help-with-Goulds-and...12,927100
9/16/2008tampa, FL

Consulting10,328100
9/2/2008Orlando, FL

AlaskaICFREMOTEHouse16,76619380
8/17/2008Wasilla, AK

NC-Pond-House11,804320
8/4/2008Wilmington, NC

MargaritaVilla11,414240
8/4/2008Raleigh, NC

Latest-update12,7018100
8/4/2008Sierra Vista, AZ

ANDREA11,305400
8/2/2008Dallas, TX

The-Ridges14,08011130
7/31/2008Logan, UT

Avenida-Del-Sol15,20113520
7/31/2008Peoria, AZ

dream-home-ohio11,361600
7/30/2008Zanesville, OH

Penetang-Craftsman10,989360
7/27/2008Penetanguishene, ON

Tristan--11,443600
7/25/2008Lebanon, NJ

Dreamy-Design-in-Glo...16,743100
7/9/2008Clifton, VA

need-help-Jim11,927110
7/8/2008Bandon, OR

deltona-fl-custom-ho...12,5214140
7/6/2008Deltona Beach, FL

Ingraham-House-Chape...11,771200
6/29/2008Cary, NC

famborgie10,678100
6/26/2008Lockhart, TX

95821-Addition21,9437140
6/24/2008Sacramento, CA

Cajun-Homestead19,08512930
6/22/2008Lafayette, LA

West-Texas-Ranch-Hou...12,879110
6/18/2008Andrews, TX

Quail-Bluff-Pasco12,6869290
6/10/2008Pasco, WA

Spyders-Web10,596100
6/10/2008Norman, OK

mike-and-tori-darnle...13,124510
6/2/2008Rainbow, CA

Lin-Washington10,622100
5/29/2008Fresno, CA

Capernall-House11,468420
5/15/2008Belleville, MI

Hidden-Valley-Texas10,763100
5/7/2008Southlake, TX

cosdreamhome41,433731470
5/5/2008Colorado Springs, CO

Sowle-Family-House13,263590
4/29/2008South Burlington, VT

Cyberdoc-Residence10,973200
4/25/2008San Diego, CA

Fortune-House10,990100
4/17/2008Mooresville, NC

Joeb28,845400
4/15/2008Oakland, FL

Alvin-House11,239200
4/14/2008LaPorte, TX

Thomas-Home--Raintre...21,300271800
4/9/2008Lee's Summit, MO

Greg--Kathys-New-Hou...12,237200
4/3/2008Barryton, MI

Where-is-Waldo28,35844830
4/2/2008Marion, OH

Nimmerrichters-Fores...10,087100
4/2/2008Waldorf, MD

Mayfield-House10,699100
3/31/2008Mayfield, UT

beamanhouse10,761100
3/27/2008Manistique, MI

Kanak-ICF--Virginia15,524900
3/26/2008Fredericksburg, VA

Sheldon-St15,357300
3/21/2008Orlando, FL

Bert-25,974310
3/20/2008Southern, CA

Our-Ohio-ICF-home22,03620270
3/20/2008Mansfield, OH

ericdc11,234310
3/8/2008Uniontown, PA

EurekaHouse-ICF15,1165150
3/6/2008Berkeley, CA

Superstition-Views15,433281600
3/6/2008Mesa, AZ

Blue-Springs-Project12,9228230
2/24/2008Broken Arrow, OK

Our-House10,597100
2/24/2008Miami, FL

httpownerbuilderbook...13,342830
2/19/2008Clayton, NY

JourneyBackHome10,427100
2/3/2008Oviedo, FL

Collier-Home12,888110
2/1/2008Little Rock, AR

DDs-ICF12,430330
1/27/2008New Smyrna Bch, FL

EurekaMT-Timberframe12,0521430
1/24/2008Augusta, MI

The-Larnerd-House13,5355210
1/21/2008Newport News, VA

Casa-Bella11,377100
1/14/2008Pueblo West, CO

Gordon-Lake-House15,40117510
1/3/2008Oakland, IA

STEPHANIES-DREAM12,57417570
12/30/2007Lower Burrell, PA

Florida-Waterfront-C...14,977310
12/29/2007PB, FL

6158-in-Montgomery-T...11,324410
12/23/2007Conroe, TX

ClearwaterHills13,742260
12/14/2007Paradise Valley, AZ

BobDonna10,013100
12/12/2007Sacramento, CA

AboveTheAppleTree9,989100
12/8/2007La Farge, WI

Casa-Nostra12,254230
12/2/2007Bangor, PA

Building-the-Dream-i...13,798700
11/29/2007Gladstone, OR

Ingram-Fleming-ICF-H...16,400480
11/29/2007Plant City, FL

inniagara9,479100
11/24/2007Niagara Falls, ON

SchnabelEstate10,607240
11/16/2007Avon, IN

WeAreBuildingAgain21,44827560
11/15/2007Orlando, FL

Lake-Pleasant10,572210
11/14/2007Erie, PA

Green-for-Dean10,582100
11/10/2007San Jose, CA

The-Ponderosa12,3568220
11/4/2007Perry, OK

FlagholeRoad10,652260
10/25/2007Franklin, NH

Beckynray11,810300
10/24/2007Powhatan, VA

Spicewood-TX12,295330
10/20/2007Austin, TX

Powderhorn24,208481760
10/4/2007Florida

Luray-VA-1stTimeBuil...14,873730
10/4/2007Luray, VA

kittyfhughesnet10,360250
9/27/2007Noblesville, IN

Scott-Family10,937100
9/25/2007Trinity, AL

Taking-the-Plunge13,4366180
9/18/2007Springfield, OH

RozBuildingAdventure10,814100
9/14/2007San Pablo, CA

Helpful-Tips11,910200
9/13/2007Encinitas, CA

Poplar-Creek-Farm13,8585250
9/10/2007Oakland Park, FL

TheWillemsHome21,5881750
9/10/2007Galloway Township, NJ

ComfortHome11,391200
8/30/2007Dublin, OH

10000-sq-feet36,37422260
8/26/2007La Habra Heights, CA

Bird-house12,5133400
8/22/2007Ithaca, NY

Circle-S_ICF_House35,836462640
8/21/2007Sparta, IL

New-England-Saltbox10,789100
8/16/2007Columbia, SC

RamblewoodatJeterFar...11,6066330
8/10/2007Kansas City, MO

Kraemer-Collinwood-H...11,203200
7/21/2007Delano, MN

BigOakBuilderTX14,828270
7/20/2007Wharton, TX

Johnson-Family-Dream11,049100
7/20/2007Normal, IL

19225-ROBERTSON-ST17,74214250
7/12/2007Orlando, FL

Thattle-Dew-Farm11,000220
7/12/2007Halls Harbour, NS

WindyJ14,98111260
7/2/2007Knoxville, TN

Vistoso-Green-Home12,298310
6/28/2007Tucson, AZ

Lewis-Chapel-House16,511200
6/25/2007Dunlap, TN

father-daughter10,554200
6/25/2007Loveland, CO

davewhite11,532100
6/24/2007Nanaimo, BC

NutmegWedgefieldOrla...12,516600
6/22/2007Orlando, FL

4600SF-Dream-Home-in...14,612410
6/19/2007Mooresville, NC

Coeur-dAlene-Idaho-H...12,385240
6/13/2007Coeur d Alene, ID

Tampa-Bay13,964490
6/10/2007Ruskin, FL

Dream-In-Progress14,412540
6/7/2007Shawnee, KS

todd-in-tullahoma10,920100
6/4/2007tullahoma, TN

TheOwens11,703300
6/1/2007Dickson, TN

Country-Cleaver11,833140
5/29/2007Springfield, IL

South-Dakota-Lake-Ho...12,0916110
5/23/2007Sioux Falls, SD

Gods-Home11,239200
5/18/2007Eustis, FL

hammock11,094110
5/14/2007Martinez, GA

Grove-St-Rocklin11,178300
5/13/2007Orangevale, CA

Gardeners-Delight12,007330
5/13/2007Norristown, PA

Newman-Family12,025100
4/26/2007oralndo, FL

do-over-house12,687200
4/25/2007Roseville, CA

Mountain-Building11,404370
4/21/2007Hiawassee, GA

Alaskan-Log-Home12,728120
4/15/2007Tok, AK

Warner-Dream12,926600
4/11/2007Astatula, FL

RehmannSchreiner13,92118150
4/2/2007Maple Grove, MN

outspokenbikeguy13,5624140
3/29/2007Sanford, FL

SmelltheForest35,855471480
3/23/2007Colorado Springs, CO

PolkCityProject15,2177110
3/21/2007Norcross, GA

DwaynePam12,061200
3/21/2007Normal, IL

cypressknoll11,130100
3/20/2007Palm Coast, FL

candlepower19,151241550
3/20/2007Lansing, IA

Team-Rosa11,997200
3/19/2007Springfield, VA

GLOUCESTER11,677120
3/17/2007Newport News, VA

Ohiodreamhome12,0584140
3/16/2007Reynoldsburg, OH

Gypsy-Love12,545110
3/12/2007Highland, NY

Forrest-Towne11,739220
3/10/2007Brinnon, WA

Dreams-Come-True11,005100
3/8/2007Glen St Mary, FL

Almost-A-Country-Gir...11,018100
3/7/2007Addison Township, MI

BrandonBuildingBlog11,795100
3/4/2007Layton, UT

SafecreteHouse13,059300
3/4/2007Raleigh, NC

newbie-12,171100
2/21/2007North Plains, OR

BuzzardsNest14,409310
2/14/2007Saint Lucie, FL

woodfamilyhome12,516200
2/10/2007Keno, OR

vegascastle11,837100
2/3/2007Henderson, NV

newsteel17,810100
1/28/2007Florence, SC

Dream-Home-200712,353100
1/27/2007Gwynn Oak, MD

DelgadosAdobeAbode12,742200
1/18/2007San Diego, CA

bobindeltona14,972250
1/14/2007Deltona, FL

Highland6412,451300
1/8/2007New Orleans, LA

SmallProjectSilverSp...17,8061020
1/7/2007Silver Springs, NV

BeehlerHome22,72911640
1/3/2007Kalamazoo, MI

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How many finished levels in your future owner-built house?
 Three
 
What type of construction are you planning?
 Conventional
 
Planned house style?
 Log Home
 
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?
 > 1,000 hrs.
 
Will you be working when you owner-build?
 Both working
 
Who will take primary responsibility in your family for the work?
 Both equally
 
Will your project be a starter, step-up, custom, or dream home?
 Custom
 
Will you get comparison bids from general contractors?
 More than three
 
What percentage of the time do you think O-B's get liened by subs or vendors?
 5% - 10%
 
What time of year will you start?
 March
 
Do you have a step-up strategy?
 No
 
How much combined time will you spend planning?
 More than 900 hours
 
How many times are you planning to do this?
 One time total
 
Are you organized?
 Very
 
Are you a good shopper?
 Super shopper
 
What is the average General Contractor estimate to build your plans?
 $125 - $150
 
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?
 $150 - $200
 
Will you incorporate active solar panels (PV) into your home?
 No
 
Will you build in town or in the country?
 Rural
 
What's the population of the community where you will build?
 <50,000
 
How much calendar time will there be from when you first did some written planning to groundbreaking?
 One and a half to two years
 
Do you know your credit score?
 Yes
 
How many houses have you owned prior to this one?
 One
 
What will you choose for wall insulation?
 Blown-in cellulose
 
What will be the R-value of your walls?
 >R-40
 
How much construction industry experience will you have before you owner-build?
 No experience in the industry whatsoever
 
How many books about contracting or the trades will you read when you owner-build?
 More than eight books
 
Do you plan to use any personal friends as subs?
 Four
 
How many houses have you built, remodeled or added on to as an owner-builder?
 None
 
How many children do you have?
 None
 
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?
 Less than $500 replacement value
 
Do you have experience using spreadsheets for budgeting or scheduling?
 Ten times
 
Is your occupation "blue collar" or "white collar"?
 White collar
 
Will you take pictures of the job when you owner-built?
 Will even take video
 
Do you own a truck?
 No
 
How many covered vehicle spaces will you provide in your owner-built house?
 Two
 
How much personal use do you make of the Internet?
 5-10 hours
 

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