In the end I opted to skip the trip to Mars and work on the new house instead. I have never finished dry wall before, but I knew the basic steps. I watched a bunch of videos on YouTube. I highly recommend the ones by Kody Harvey. His instructions were clear, and I liked his method of instruction. He has videos on installing drywall from the start. I even found a bunch of videos on ICF (insulated concrete form) homes like the one we are building. I plan to refer to his tile videos when we get to that point.
I felt comfortable enough to start working. I opted to start in the laundry room. I wanted a good practice room that was not necessarily a main area of the house. I started in the corner where the heating unit will be since that will be in a closet and less visible.
I am pretty sure my actual methods would horrify anyone who finishes drywall. I do expect to get better as I progress through the house. I am planning to do the closet and pantry next. I did not tackle any corners on my first day. I stuck to the screw holes and taping over the joints. The pictures above are after just one coat. I know it will be a slow process, but the labor is free.