Someday I will build a house house

There are many types of owner built homes. I dream of building myself one someday. My favorite is stone but there are straw, cordword and even paper.

Wednesday, August 08, 2007

Simple instructions for a simple house


Mark Stephen Chenail has simple down to earth instructions for building a basic house. He makes it sound very doable. Even has a simple way of making a barn.

21 Comments:

  • At 8/16/2007 8:44 PM, Anonymous Mystic CT Greg said…

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  • At 10/10/2007 4:05 PM, Blogger carl said…

    You need to review a "build your own house" website like www.byoh.com
    Carl Heldmann

     
  • At 10/30/2007 7:43 AM, Blogger rgentle said…

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  • At 8/06/2008 5:58 AM, Blogger ugh3n said…

    Great blog, inspiring houses...

    Perhaps you can find more inspiration at Kid Hut Expeditions

    http://www.kidhut.blogspot.com

    Stay explorative ;)

     
  • At 9/02/2008 8:42 PM, Anonymous Properties in Brazil said…

    Hi

    I think simple house designing is fast now because the people did not likes simple house designing.But the advantages of simple house are not so expensive and secondly the completion of house is earlier.

     
  • At 9/21/2008 10:03 PM, Anonymous Sofia apartment said…

    Hi

    I think simple things are so beautiful and if a house is simple I think it is a beauty of this house.

     
  • At 9/23/2008 9:38 PM, Anonymous Property in Borovets said…

    Hi

    I think this time is advanced and there are many people does not like simple things because anyone want new trend.I think it is a main example of real estate market and property.

     
  • At 10/12/2008 11:44 PM, Anonymous Uruguay Property said…

    Hi

    I think a simple design of a house is so strong and poor.Because there are no much expense in simple designing

     
  • At 4/12/2009 3:51 AM, Blogger gb iCrescent said…

    Is there a simple way to build a house? I don't think it is as easy as 1,2,3.

    If you're still in the thinking stage of what kind of design to go for why not try Google Sketch Up? If you're not too familiar with CAD this is a simple enough program that you can draft some designs in. http://sketchup.google.com/

    After you've got an idea of what design you want then you've got the hard task of choosing a good architect and a residential building contractor. There's lots of residential building contractors and architects to choose from. You could start by looking through the Yahoo Directory.

     
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  • At 3/02/2011 7:12 PM, Anonymous house and lot for sale philippines said…

    Kitty: this is a great post. Very inspiring. Congrats on your efforts, and keep up the good work!

    Deirdre G

     
  • At 6/04/2011 2:58 PM, Anonymous Cleveland Real Estate said…

    I love the smaller houses. Do we really need 3,000 square feet for a family of 3 or 4? You end up spending 90% of your time in about 20% of the house anyway. Kudos on the post.

     
  • At 7/10/2011 10:07 PM, Anonymous Minnesota Short Sale Agents said…

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  • At 7/21/2011 4:37 PM, Blogger thedannywelsh said…

    This is hilarious! I would love to build my own house if I only had the time for it. Thanks for sharing!

     
  • At 8/06/2011 8:38 PM, Blogger Mary Hysong said…

    Love your blog! I too love stone houses. Some recent rock and concrete work I've had to do has rekindled my desire for a stone house. I've done slipform garden walls, but they are more work than just laying up the stone. They also cost more because of the forms; you have to be able to turn two corners and the whole wall in between at once. Then you still have to fix and point the gaps in the wall afterwards. So I'm thinking of building a house just by laying up the stone without forms. I'm going to practice first on a little shed/chicken coop/ greenhouse building and see how it goes first before making a final decision about doing a whole house that way.

    YOu might also want to check out Zero Energy Design http://www.zeroenergydesign.com/index.html

     
  • At 11/09/2011 3:19 AM, Anonymous krk realty said…

    I would use that for a guide. Thanks for the basics.

     
  • At 11/21/2011 8:45 AM, Anonymous Real Estate Manchester NH said…

    Mark Stephen Chenail is great when it comes to building houses and other real estates. I think he has books also.

     
  • At 11/25/2011 4:43 AM, Anonymous Clorinda Altavilla said…

    What a fantastic idea. :) It may be simple, but it's helpful for people who are looking for plans for their new house. I wonder where he got his inspiration for his works. I like how the living room and kitchen were designed.

     
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