In America, over 30% of homes are custom built. Creating your own project and following it through can be an exciting experience and a great learning opportunity. If you want your house to stand out among all the other houses on the block than you should consider building your own home. Have you ever walked down a street and noticed that almost every single house looks the same? The colors might vary but the shape and sizes are almost all identical. This is because all of these homes were made from the same design plans.
Since the percentage of custom built homes is so high, it is estimated that over 300,000 custom built homes are made in the US alone. Many custom built homes were not built with a plan. If you talk to home owners you will find that many of them just stumbled across a beautiful piece of land where they decided to build. Not only are there all these homes being currently built a year but there are over 1,500,000 Americans who create dream house plans a year. As a result of such a popular topic, there are so many places you can pick up information on custom built homes. You can find data all over the internet along with examples, great ideas and inspirations to get your head thinking.
Remember that building a home is not an easy process and if you are doing it all by yourself it will take a long time. If you work a full time job and have kids, it should be something that you do as a hobby at first. This is a good strategy unless you are paying a company to do the building for you. If you don't think you can afford to pay for a custom built home there are solutions, one you could build the home in stages this will give you more time and you won't have to pay for the entire house at once, or two take out a loan.
Building a new home can also be a retirement project. If you have always wanted your dream home built why not start it today?!