More DIY Homebuilding Tips

| 12/13/2017 3:13:00 PM

Tags: DIY homebuilding, Carole Coates, North Carolina,

Building post and beam home 

In my last article on homebuilding tips, I wrote about things you need to know before you ever get started. Today, I’m sharing a few more tips for DIY homebuilders. Even if you've already begun the building process, you can benefit from these suggestions.

The author (above) and her husband hand built their home using a post-and-beam construction technique.

Don’t Move In Until It’s Done 

My mother gave me this advice when I was just a girl. She’d seen relatives move into unfinished houses, houses that were still unfinished when they moved out. But did I listen? No! Of course, there are all kinds of reasons to move in before you’ve finished the flooring or have indoor plumbing. In our case, we simply needed a roof over our heads.

Living in a space that's still under construction is a special challenge on a number of levels. (Note lumber stacked on the floor in future living room space.)

Living in a construction zone

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