The idea of building your own house is one that appeals to many of us. It is a fantasy that we indulge in because it may allow us to create our ideal home to our exact specifications in the perfect location. Doing this may bring us our ultimate happiness and contentment. Of course it is a wonderful idea but you have to be very sure this is what you want before you set out on what will be a long journey before you reach the end.
It can be incredibly exciting in the beginning to make plans and sketch drawing about how the final house will look, how many rooms there are and how the gardens will enhance the living space and so on. You can let your mind run unfettered at this stage. This is a very creative time and one which should be fun and exhilarating! Otherwise what is the point? If you are not inspired to do it, you will quickly lose interest anyway.
This is the easy part though and of course it will get much harder from here on in. The excitement you feel from the initial planning stages has to be strong enough to carry you forward and motivate you when things get sticky which they inevitably will.
Self building could be one of the biggest adventures of your life and whether you do it once or use it as the start of a unique property development business you will learn a lot from it.