It’s hard to find really great information online about building your own home. Most information is from building companies trying to sell you their stock.
Here are three great blogs about building your own home.
I these blogs, the people who own their home have documented and shared the entire process. I thought there would be thousands of these blogs but there aren’t. It makes me think I should be doing more with this website to document our build and renovations.
A HOUSE BY THE PARK – A House By the Park was intended to be an comprehesive documentation of the entire building process. While looking online, Mike found no singular source of information online which could describe the start-to-finish process of creating a new custom home. This blog is a first hand journal of what it is like to build a home from “a guy building his first house with no clue what to do besides putting one foot before the other.”
2. BUILDING MY CASTLE – Ok so I need to say this upfront. These people are really building a castle. No joke. A couple building a castle in Tennesses. The castle is gothic-norman in style, and shoudl be highly energy efficient by the time it is completed. This blog chronicles the entire journey from the moment this couple found the land. Estimated completion date was for a summer 2015 but I believe they have gone a little over.
3. THE STRAW HOUSE BLOG – This is a comprehensive blog about building a Straw Bale, off the grid home. Off-grid means that the house is not connected to the electrical grid, water, sewer or gas mains. This home creates it’s own power with solar collectors and a wind generator.