Build Your Own Home as the General Contractor


You really can build your own home by taking on the role of the general contractor.  With the right resources, you will save money and get exactly what you want. We have two major resources to help those that want to tackle this project. 

The Build Your Own Home...

Online Course


Digital Resource Kit

But can you really build your own home?  Don't you need a license?  What kind of experience do you need to become an owner builder?  We have compiled some of our best videos and articles below to answer these questions and help you build your own home. 

Stuff You Need

Here are some of the critical resources you need to manage the process when you build your own home...

Lot Purchase Guide - the secrets for avoiding hassles and extra cost when purchasing a building site

New Home Schedule Resource - gives you the professional builder's schedule for building a quality home

New Home Budget - provides all of the activities and costs required to build your new home and includes typical percentages of the total for each cost to see if your budget is in-line with the averages

Bid Sheets - helps the owner builder save money by allowing them to quickly and easily review and compare multiple bids from subcontractors, and ensures everything is included in each bid

Scopes of Work And Specifications:  defines exactly how you want the work to be done and helps prevent miscommunications and potential problems

The Build Your Own Home Online Course - There is one comprehensive place to find everything needed to build a new home from selecting a lot, to finding and hiring contractors, to completing each phase of construction.  This course goes through the order of events to get a home built from selecting a piece of land to hiring the best tradespeople to do the work.

Stop by the Armchair Builder ESTORE for more resources to help you build your own home.


If you are serious about wanting to build your own house, don't put your trust in a book or website that was created from an owner builder who has built one or two houses.  We have the experience of building hundreds of homes, so we know what works and what doesn't.  



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