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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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Finding land

Posted by on Mar 21, 2013 in Do-It-Yourself, Homebuilding, Planning | 0 comments

The land for our new home had to be just right.  We were living on a cul-de-sac already adjacent to a wooded area.  This seemed like the...

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HOW TO: Finding Land

Posted by on Mar 21, 2013 in Do-It-Yourself, Homebuilding, Planning | 0 comments

Here’s one way to find land… Go to zillow.com . Type in your location of interest then zoom in or out to cover an area a...

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