Are you looking for detailed information on how to build your own home? Here you will find all the resources you need to make your dream home a reality and save serious money in the process.
Created by a professional builder, Armchair Builder gives the owner builder insider secrets and tips for creating a quality home that fits your needs. We share our schedule, budgets, quality checklists and so much more to help you build your own home.
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? What help is available for you if you want to build your own home? We have compiled some of our best videos, articles and resources below to answer these questions and help you build your own home. Check them out...and keep coming back as we add new content daily! And if you would like to get monthly updates sent to you via email, stop by our Monthly Builder Secrets newsletter signup page. You can build your own home acting as the owner builder. All you need is a little help.
Here are 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 Builder's Daily Construction Guide: a day to day checklist for quality inspections and communications with subcontractors while you build your own home