I understand why people don’t build their own homes. Why they hire a contractor. And why that contractor subcontracts everything out.
It is enough to completely rattle your brain!
Options, costs, how to’s, codes (federal, state and local – cause they all gotta have their hand in it).
Not that it isn’t possible to be done. Obviously, thousands of people have done it.
But then I see a friend of ours – having his house built for him.
Granted, he is paying way more than we are. I can’t help but be just a little envious of the ease on the other side – he just says “This is what I want” and it magically gets done.
Then I snap back to reality.
Either way we have to pay – either we pay with our time researching, learning and doing or we pay with our time by going to work and paying another bill. And I remember a huge reason why we are doing this.
And I face all these rules and regulations just a little easier – it has to be done. The toilet has to be 18” from the rim of the tub and 13.5” from the wall…. an outlet every 6 feet… on and on…