Getting any home plans approved is a process. The important thing is to start early and learn what's required.
This North Carolina straw bale house was buiolt with all the unique details the owner-builders wanted and was approved by local building officials.
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This house in Maine is being built with timber frame construction.
What every owner-builder aspires to receive.
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Buildings with alternative methods or materials — such as this straw bale house — may require some extra work to get building plans approved.