The Pains and Joys of Building a House by Yourself

Thursday, May 29th, 2014

Economically speaking, a home is an asset. On top of that, we can depend on it for safety and protection. While others are busy saving for their future dream home, here is a 14-year old girl from Marietta, GA who managed to pursue hers by building a small house for herself, originally intended as a school project:

My house is DONE,” Sicily wrote on her blog. “Yes, yes, yes. I know. Who would have thought I would finish? Not me. Just kidding. (Kind of.)”

She’s 14 now, and the owner of a 128-square foot tiny home with a fully functional kitchen and bathroom, a queen-sized bed for sleeping and closets and cubbies for storage. It took a year and a half and nearly $10,000 to pull it off.

For showing determination at such a young age, the girl’s effort is certainly admirable. This also serves as a reminder to many of us that building or renovating requires utmost dedication. You need to put a lot of hard work, time and money to accomplish the task, along with the following:

It Always Starts With Materials

While there are materials that are affordable, not every brand marketed as ‘reasonably-priced’ is guaranteed t o be durable. Therefore, it is always wise to choose quality-tested products that will cut the need for future repair or replacement expenses. For example, windows with Low-E (low emission) glass are cost-efficient alternatives despite the initial cost. You can always ask for other options from a reliable contractor for replacement windows in Marietta.

Plan Ahead and When In Doubt, Ask a Contractor

A particular house design may not be applicable given a certain geographical setting. It pays to ask and learn beforehand than be sorry in the end. Go with the advice of a trusted contractor like Nehemiah Reconstruction, an expert for replacement window in Atlanta as well as for your other home improvement needs.

(Article Excerpt From Teen Builds Tiny House After Tragedy,, May 29, 2014)       

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