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Getting Started

Starting from scratch is very satisfying, but there are some helpful hints that will make it all go a lot smoother. Having built two homes ourselves, there are many mistakes we've made, and thus many things we've learned.

If you have bought land with nothing on it, it's a great idea to build yourself a small starter cabin that has nothing to do with your final home design. You can always strip it down and use the materials later, or keep it as a shed.

Building from scratch is a vast undertaking and can be very daunting. However, take it one step at a time, living in each room as you go. Before you know it, you will have the house you were dreaming of.

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Concrete and Casting Contest

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Holiday Gifts Contest

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