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By Arthur in Las Cruces, NM on 2/5/2007


Hello everyone,

Just came across this site today and decided to register. My wife and I are breaking ground on our new home within the next month. We are building here in Las Cruces, NM. would like to know if any OB has built their home in the surrounding area?


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By Dale in Richland, AZ on 2/6/2007


Welcome! you might want to check the local forums. There is one for each state.

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By Lori in Reno, NV on 2/9/2007


Arthur,

The place to look for other builders in your area is the Owner-Builder Connections, it is the premier location on the web to find other Owner-Builders in your area or around the US. Just click on the Owner-Builders connection link above and find your state. There are 13 members in NM including you.

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By Birgitte in Alamogordo, NM on 3/2/2007


Howdy!! My husband and I are currently living in Norway but will move back to the states and build in Alamogordo, NM within a year.
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By Lori in Reno, NV on 3/4/2007


Birgitte Welcome,

How can we help you?

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By Birgitte in Alamogordo, NM on 3/4/2007


Hi Lori!

Right now we are only in the planning stages. We have decided to build with ICF's and are now deciding on which icf to build with. What material are you building with, and why?

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By Dale in Richland, AZ on 3/5/2007


There is an ICF installer in the Texas forum you may want to read. He offers an opportunity for hands-on training.

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By Lori in Reno, NV on 3/7/2007


Brigitte,

We built with a panelized wood package. We chose this because we felt it would be easier to put up walls that were already framed. It has its pros and cons from our view. I can definitely tell you so far we learned so much about building there would be some things we would change if we to do it again (because there won't be a second time, we are too old for that).

We have a friend that is also building they did ICF basement and panelized the other floors and they said if they had it to do all over again they would ICF the whole house.

Take a look at our journal (toolehouse) there are two pages of pictures taken during our build. We add more every week.

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