Building the House

Building a Home: Where On Earth Do We Start?

"I didn't know how to do all of this! Do we get a loan first and then get a contractor? Do we get a contractor and then a loan? When is the first time you actually have to pay your contractor? Would a contractor laugh at me if I didn't already have financing? Would a… Continue reading Building a Home: Where On Earth Do We Start?

Building the House

Designing House Plans… On a Budget

So... we decided to build. We bought the land. Now, what do we build on it? Designing our own house plans presented a set of challenges we weren't prepared for. Of course, we couldn't just make things easy on ourselves and simply choose a ready made house plan that comes with a nominal fee and… Continue reading Designing House Plans… On a Budget

Building the House, The Woods

Buying the Land of Our Dreams… on a budget

"Finding Our Home Roots" Deciding to Build The dream of building our own home started when we had been married for only about one year. I had already owned and sold a fixer upper. It was such an enjoyable experience to make something my own. David, though, always had dreams of having a large piece… Continue reading Buying the Land of Our Dreams… on a budget

Building the House

Our Roots Run Deep… or they will eventually

David and I are building our very first new construction home. We got married about 2.5 years ago after meeting in Paris and getting married in Hawaii (insert: "Thank you, David, for being from there!!!!!!"). We don't shy away from adventure- or do anything halfway. So when it came to deciding where we should live… Continue reading Our Roots Run Deep… or they will eventually