Please don’t hesitate to ask me anything you want.  I created this website because when I first decided to build a house I couldn’t find a lot of research material.  Of course, there are thousands of construction books out there, but I wanted to follow along on one project step-by-step and I wanted to hear it from the point of view of someone like me, instead of a professional contractor.  I would love to help others who share my passion for saving sustainably fulfill their dreams of building as I am.  

A good first step is to find someone who can show you the ropes.  I was lucky enough to have a relative with a ton of experience and knowledge who happened to be building a house for his daughter at the precise time I approached him.  I’ve never worked with Habitat for Humanity but they actually use a lot of advanced building techniques and I think they would be a good resource.  If you can’t find someone experienced to learn from, or if you just want to get more of a first hand glimpse of what this is all about, you are more than welcome to spend a few days with me on the lot.  Just use the comment section at the bottom of the page and I will get back to you.


I’m trying to be as descriptive as possible but it’s inevitable that I will leave something out.  If you want a close up pic of any of the building details, a copy of my plans, or even just a more detailed explanation of anything just let me know.  Best of luck!