Finished!!

The house is 100% complete with the exception of the lawn (rain happens). We have passed all our inspections and the new tenants moved in May 25, 2013. Here are some pics of the finished product. I am pleased with outcome with some exceptions. There is always something you wish you could a get do over on, but in life we do not get that opportunity. (CLICK ON ANY OF THE PICS FOR A LARGE VIEW)

Bath located in the Owner's bedroom

Bath located in the Owner’s bedroom

Some of Daniel's handiwork the tile design.

Some of Daniel’s handiwork the tile design.

Mechanical room (note the blue tag on the electrical panel box)

Mechanical room (note the blue tag on the electrical panel box finally)

Energy efficiency in action. Outside temp high 80's inside temp with no A/C.

Energy efficiency in action. Outside temp high 80’s inside temp with no A/C.

Living room with fresh coat of sealer on the floor. One of the amazing things about this floor is all the construction abuse and a coat of sealer brings it right back with not scratches showing.

Living room with fresh coat of sealer on the floor. One of the amazing things about this floor is all the construction abuse and a coat of sealer brings it right back with no scratches showing.

Another shot of living room

Another shot of living room

Shot of the kitchen where the stove and frig will be located.

Shot of the kitchen where the stove and frig will be located.

The rest of the galley kitchen

The rest of the galley kitchen

One last shot of the floor. Too bad the frig will cover this up.

One last shot of the floor. Too bad the frig will cover this up.

THE END

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5 thoughts on “Finished!!

  1. Did you purchase a building kit or just buy individually? I am wanting to do this very thing for our new house and have lots of questions.

  2. What was the total cost? I have a family of 6 and we are considering purchasing land here and NC and building a home, we currently live in a 1300SqFt home and would like 2000 to 3000SqFt. We have 3 boys so this would make a great project. Thanks.

    • It is difficult on Sara’s house for reasons I cannot easily explain. However if I go back to Daniel’s house built in 2012 it is pretty easy. His house without lot, septic, and water ran $47 with he and I doing a lot of the labor. The post frame works good. Right now Daniel and I will be building a cottage and we are going to use 2×6 walls on 24 inch centers with basically everything else the same. I am also going to try one in the town where I live that is a spec house and using the same framing. A large part of the savings is derived from the acid stain floors and the truss roof. The spec house and the cottage are both in 4 foot increments length and width (No “0” waste). There are other variables that impact cost like kitchens and baths. If you keep the house simple it could easily be framed by you and your sons. The post frame works really well if you put metal on the outside. Any questions I will be glad to answer. There are a lot of things to consider when building a house. Danny

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