May 12, 2018..... Just be aware this is a process.....Not everything will go smooth. Being an owner-builder requires you to roll with the punches. Don't get crazy when your circumstances get crazy! Today, I (Craig) received a phone call from our awesome construction manager and it went a little something like this.... MANAGER: Hey, we… Continue reading Pick Axe meets Plumbing Pipe!
March 29th....Look boys! Here's a life lesson on hard work.....the back hoe digger was broken but the guys were digging the dirt the ole fashioned way with shovels! They had a job to do and they didn't call it a day - they were determined to stay on schedule and get it done! With the… Continue reading A life lesson & a “ufer”
March 21st was a big day! The last of the permits were approved! We met with the company who will build the shell of the house. Courses...stem wall... expanded our vocabulary as we met with them to go over the plans. More phone calls to make! Port-O-Potty delivery next week! Temporary Power Pole! The well… Continue reading Permits APPROVED!
October 2017…We really liked the large tree in the middle of the property until we learned that it was a cherry laurel tree. It was an invasive species, whose roots are known to burrow into septic tanks, which made for an easy decision to take it down. With this decision came our first big cost… Continue reading A hidden treasure
We took two floor plans and had a draftsman merge the two together. From our online research, we learned that it was best to not buy plans online, especially so that they were up to current codes - including hurricane codes. After building two houses with a builder, we appreciated being able to move light… Continue reading Building the house on paper
Why would we take on the overwhelming task of building our own house as "Owner Builder?" We have a unique story to share with you. In 2007, we had two sons, eight months old and four years old, along with a chocolate lab. We built what we thought was our dream home. Two years and… Continue reading Our Story