From $9.95


Statistics

Users
Total: 28,423
Visited Last 30 days: 126
Forum Messages
Total: 20,592
Last 30 days: 2
Forum Evaluations
Total: 24,110
Last 30 days: 14
Journal Entries
Total: 4,951
Last 30 days: 9
Connections
Total: 15,025
Last 30 days: 9
Downloads
Total: 76,257

Journals

Name
The-Last-Rodeo Angel Fire, NM
15,190 Visits | 99 Posts | 112 Pix | 2 Videos
My-first-home
70 Visits | 1 Posts | 1 Pix | 0 Videos
7th-and-last-Home-bu... Saratoga Springs, UT
74 Visits | 1 Posts | 6 Pix | 0 Videos
Tanglewood Colorado Springs, CO
105,240 Visits | 882 Posts | 2,342 Pix | 42 Videos
Bruce Fowlerville, MI
71 Visits | 1 Posts | 0 Pix | 0 Videos
697-Marlin Austin/McDade, TX
4,548 Visits | 62 Posts | 508 Pix | 0 Videos
Sparky New Harmony, UT
103 Visits | 1 Posts | 1 Pix | 0 Videos
TheHoskensProject Dome-ville, central, FL
63,906 Visits | 170 Posts | 512 Pix | 3 Videos
Mutton-Busting Nashville, TN
5,458 Visits | 127 Posts | 210 Pix | 0 Videos
sevenpeacksicf Clio, CA
40,591 Visits | 51 Posts | 326 Pix | 1 Videos
Gardner-Gate Price, UT
886 Visits | 1 Posts | 0 Pix | 0 Videos
Mahalo Logandale , AL
825 Visits | 1 Posts | 1 Pix | 0 Videos
Vilano-Beach--Water-... Saint Augustine, FL
25,100 Visits | 41 Posts | 119 Pix | 0 Videos
wumifoso
1,730 Visits | 1 Posts | 1 Pix | 0 Videos
insulation4us Wilmington, DE
1,573 Visits | 1 Posts | 4 Pix | 2 Videos
Insulationstop Latham, NY
1,575 Visits | 1 Posts | 1 Pix | 0 Videos
Our-Forever-House Omaha, NE
1,751 Visits | 2 Posts | 0 Pix | 0 Videos
NorthPoleHome North Pole, AK
35,997 Visits | 35 Posts | 140 Pix | 0 Videos
Homestead-II--Our-Ne... smithville, MO
1,680 Visits | 1 Posts | 0 Pix | 0 Videos
Larnerd-House Chenango Forks, NY
3,554 Visits | 2 Posts | 2 Pix | 0 Videos
See all journals...

Really enjoy your website, filled with lots of information. I can spend hours looking through all the Forums and have received some helpful responses. The book is also a great help. Thanks for the support for Owner-Builders.
Sonja in Altadena, CA

Try one of our new Construction Bargain Strategies for free. Coupon code: CBS. One strategy could save you $1,000 or $10,000 or maybe $50,000 when you build or remodel.

Byron in Lebanon, IN's Interview Answers

Future Owner-Builder for Byron in Lebanon, IN at OwnerBuilderBook.com - Build Your Own Home

How many finished levels in your future owner-built house?
 More than three
 
What type of construction are you planning?
 ICF
 
Planned house style?
 Other
 
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?
 Husband primary
 
Will your project be a starter, step-up, custom, or dream home?
 Custom
 
Will you get comparison bids from general contractors?
 Three
 
What percentage of the time do you think O-B's get liened by subs or vendors?
 5%
 
What time of year will you start?
 Jan-Feb
 
Do you have a step-up strategy?
 Yes
 
How much combined time will you spend planning?
 More than 900 hours
 
How many times are you planning to do this?
 More than five
 
Are you organized?
 Not very
 
Are you a good shopper?
 Good shopper
 
What is the average General Contractor estimate to build your plans?
 $150 - $175
 
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?
 <50,000
 
What will you choose for wall insulation?
 Insulated Concrete Forms
 
How many children do you have?
 Four
 
What will be the R-value of your walls?
 >R-40
 
How many tools do you own?
 Less than $500 replacement value
 
How many houses have you owned prior to this one?
 None
 
Do you know your credit score?
 Yes
 
How much personal use do you make of the Internet?
 20-25 hours
 
If stick-built, will you use 2x4 or 2x6 framing?
 It won't be stick-built.
 
Copyright 1997-2016 Consensus Group Inc.