Welcome to my new blog that will follow the adventures of building a brand new home. Let me give you a little background on how we got here and what you can expect from this blog.
W and I started our married life in a 20 year old single wide mobile home. It was nothing fancy but suited us fine. A few years later my parents began renting their old home to us. Our current house is around 125 years old. I wish I could say it was a grand old home, but it is not. The house started off as a general store and was even a "club" about 50 years ago. Sections were added over time. The house is not even close to square and has no insulation. I can be well assured that I will never get carbon monoxide poisoning as the house is full of cracks. Still with all of its downfalls, a part of me will miss this old house.
Knowing all of our current home's problems and the costs of fixing those problems, we opted to build a new house. We are taking an alternative route. For several years we having been saving money as our goal is to avoid a mortgage. We also plan to do much of the construction ourselves. W has done construction work, and I was my dad's construction assistant so we are not going into this blind. We do have a contractor to help with some parts and will sub-contract other portions of the build. (More on that as we progress)
My plan is take each of you along with me on this journey. I will begin by explaining the pre-building steps. Also plan to see many polls and questions. I know many of you already have homes. If not you have ideas of what you would like in a dream home. I would love your input.
These first few weeks will be a bit boring as the actual construction has not started yet. Hopefully by this time next month I will be sharing pictures. Thank you for stopping by, and I hope you will follow me through the ups and downs of building a home!