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    Re: New Home Construction - the do's and don'ts thread

    Log homes - 4300SqFt for $120,000. This is set on your foundation and is a weather tight shell - no interior. Comes with standing seam roof, windows, doors and finished exterior walls.

    Completed = ~$115 - $200 SqFt average. This of course depends on the fluffy stuff you choose to add - expensive flooring, fixtures, etc, etc.

    Not as expensive as I thought.

    Reasearch continues.

    Any thoughts on log homes?

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    Last edited by MXtras; 05-12-2009 at 06:01 PM. Reason: added pricing for completed home
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    Re: New Home Construction - the do's and don'ts thread

    I have looked a little, I haven't taken any major looks yet though. I want to build my house myself, or at least as much as I can. I am going to check out logs, SIP panels and mfg. homes and compare all them to a stick house and see what will work out the best for me.
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    Re: New Home Construction - the do's and don'ts thread

    Post your basic findings here if you would, Bruce.

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    Re: New Home Construction - the do's and don'ts thread

    No problem Scott
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    Re: New Home Construction - the do's and don'ts thread

    OK, I have started to update my post. I promise to keep it coming quicker this time.

    http://www.toolandfab.com/forum/show...92&postcount=3
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    Re: New Home Construction - the do's and don'ts thread

    OK, an update on my situation, I'm planning an early retirement this year. So this year on vacation I picked up a free singlewide. I'll refab it this Winter for livable space. Then I'm going to start my home building project in about a year. Here is what I have now.

    When we saw it




    Moving it.



    Home sweet home.

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    Re: New Home Construction - the do's and don'ts thread

    Something that I see a lot of these days in this rural area are metal machine shed/shop type buildings with living quarters inside. Sounds odd I know,but have seen some really nice units with wrap around porches and cedar fronts. I've built some expensive cabinets for a few of these. Some of these are Doc and Lawyer types building weekend homes and lodges for their buddies during hunting seasons.

    Would love to have one myself. Large attached garage/shop,outside pretty much maintenance free. One downside would be concrete floors,but guess a raised floor and crawl space wouldn't be out of the question.
    If it where easy everybody would have one.

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    Re: New Home Construction - the do's and don'ts thread

    In the colder areas the sheds wouldn't be to hard to build on a foundation, the concrete slad would be good too. It could be polished up and save on flooring.
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    Re: New Home Construction - the do's and don'ts thread

    You could heat a portion of the slab too,hear that's fairly efficient. Been in homes that actually poored concrete floors in their bathrms,just for the heated floors.
    If it where easy everybody would have one.

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    Re: New Home Construction - the do's and don'ts thread

    You can actually keep the t-stat set cooler with radiant heat.
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