**** This post was written to gage how much interest there would be in a blog documenting everything we did to build our own house. I had so much support that I set to work creating the website. That website has launched!
Feel free to keep reading this post, but visit the new site for the good stuff!
Ever since the day we got married, Farmer and I have dreamed of building our own custom home. Since your here reading this, I am assuming you have had similar feelings … or maybe you just saw the dollar signs and came running. That’s fine too!
What I am about to tell you will sound absolutely crazy and your gonna think I am a nut job, but I am okay with that.
I am a 25 year old, stay at home mom, with exactly one semester of college education. The only reason I attended one semester was so that I could play basketball at the college level. I have zero building experience beyond helping my dad nail some shingles to the roof of a shed and being the “wrench holder” occasionally. My husband is a farmer and therefore has almost no free time and very little extra income.
Are you ready for the crazy part? Here goes ….. inhale …. We are going to build our own custom, dream, farmhouse for $200,000 LESS then the estimated cost. And I know we can do it.
Are you thinking I sound like an over confident idiot right now? Give me a chance to change your mind.
We are in the middle of building permits right now which is the very beginning of the building process. We haven’t broke ground yet, and we haven’t purchased any materials yet. The majority of what has been done so far, has been done on the phone or on the computer. To date, I have already saved us $3,950.00! The average person only save %10 of what they make each year so how long does it take you to save $4,000? I just saved that much money by spending a few hours on the phone.
*UPDATE: The new house blog will be lauching on August 12th. I have written a new posts with FAR more information about how we have already saved thousands of dollars. CLICK HERE to read that post, and at the bottom there is a link so you can sign up for the new blog. All subscribers get access to my free check lists, sub contractor deals, and special articles. If you have ever considered building a home, you are not going to want to miss out on this!
I may not have any higher education, but I am an excellent researcher with a hunger for doing things myself. Anyone who has been reading my blog knows by now that I do my homework. I am not going to try and sell you on anything that I haven’t researched extensively and then tried myself. I have the time, as a stay at home mom, to hunt down the best product, the best deal, and the best man for the job. And I am literally not going to stop until I find exactly what I am looking for at a price that makes me jump up and down with glee.
I only have one shot at this. Farmer and I are building the home we are going to live in for the rest of our lives. I won’t settle for lesser quality. I am not going to let someone do anything to my house that won’t last. The other important part of this is that we have a strict budget. I HAVE to make it work for $300,000 because that’s all we have! If we get to $300,000 and it’s not finished, then we have to stop and wait until the next few paychecks come in. So trust me when I say the motivation is there!
You know when you do something for the first time and it takes three times as long as it should? You mess up and have to do things over, and you have to look up every little thing on the computer just to have the foggiest idea of how to do it? Why not let me be the guinea pig? Let me do all the research, and make all the mistakes. Then I can tell you exactly what I did, so that you don’t have to figure it out on your own.
This project is going to be an enormous undertaking. I understand exactly what I am getting into (like I said, I like to research, and I have been properly warned). The amount of work I have already been putting into it, is huge. But writing it all down in a way that is helpful for someone else would double the work load. Which is why I need to ask you what you want. I need you to tell me RIGHT NOW what your interest level would be in a blog that held your hand through every step of building your own custom home. Maybe you don’t care one bit, tell me. Maybe you are planning to build soon and you care a whole lot, I need to know! Maybe you just wanna stick around to see if I fail or not, that’s fine too but you have to tell me. And maybe, this is exactly what you have been searching for, please please please tell me if that is the case! I have to know what your thoughts are NOW, so that I know whether or not I should be starting this project.
I want to do this for you guys! I want to tell you how to be your own general contractor and how to save hundreds of thousands of dollars building a home! I want to let you in on every tiny little detail from where to buy your lumber, to what kind of sink you should be buying, clear down to what color of shoes you should wear. I would share the exact numbers, the time spent, and the feelings I have. And I am certain I will be able to share 100,972,640 things to NOT do when building a house.
So please, take two minutes of your precious time right now to tell me if you would read a blog that detailed every single thing you could ever want to know about how to build your dream home for a fraction of the price.
Pick one, or do all three if you want!
- scroll down and leave me a comment on this post
- shoot me an email at firstname.lastname@example.org
- Pin the image at the top and leave a comment there (This would be extremely helpful to spread the word around so I could get more input)
If you are interested in this new blog, please subscribe to The Real Farmhouse so your on my email list. The only way for me to let you know if and when this new venture is going to start, is through my email list. As soon as I get some feedback, I will email my subscribers to let you know when the new blog would be launching.
I appreciate your feedback no matter what it is! Thanks again for keeping it real with me.
*Again, the new blog is launching August 12th. CLICK HERE to real more about it, and to subscribe early for your first freebie!