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