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How to build your own home

Posted by on Jan 1, 2012 in Do-It-Yourself, Homebuilding, Planning | 0 comments

This is the ultimate do-it-yourself project — building your own home!   We’re hands-on designing not only the floor plan, but...

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How to build your own home

Posted by on Mar 20, 2013 in Do-It-Yourself, Homebuilding, Planning | 0 comments

How to build your own home?  Boy is that a big question.  I’m sure that there are many ways, but in this series of posts I will...

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Homebuilding PHOTO GALLERY

Posted by on Apr 9, 2013 in Do-It-Yourself, Homebuilding | 0 comments

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Insulating Concrete Forms

Posted by on Mar 28, 2013 in Do-It-Yourself, Homebuilding, Structure | 0 comments

We chose to use Insulating Concrete Forms for both our basement and above grade exterior walls, because of the many advantages they...

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The floor plan

Posted by on Mar 23, 2013 in Do-It-Yourself, Homebuilding, Planning | 0 comments

Well, it seems obvious to me and Michelle.   I think it was obvious to Frank Lloyd Wright, too.   You design the house to fit the land....

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HOW TO: Design the roof

Posted by on Mar 23, 2013 in Do-It-Yourself, Planning, Roof | 0 comments

Here’s one way to design the roof… Decide if you want gables, hips, a combination, or something else Follow specific rules...

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HOW TO: Design the floor plan

Posted by on Mar 23, 2013 in Do-It-Yourself, Homebuilding, Main Floor, Planning | 0 comments

Here’s one way to design the floor plan… First, make some design control decisions: Decide how many bedrooms and bathrooms you...

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The brook and the steep climb down

Posted by on Mar 22, 2013 in Do-It-Yourself, Homebuilding, Planning | 0 comments

The brook that I discovered on the land that was to become the site of our new home is worth special mention.  I first visited this site...

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