If you never want to own a handmade home,
then always let your first thought be “how much?”
for surely… the answer will be more than you want to hear,
you can easily dismiss the dream.
if you really want to have that dream home,
let your first thought be…
“I WANT that handmade house, what do I need to do to make it happen?”
I’ve seen the young get their dream home, and I’ve seen the old, I’ve seen those financially challenged do it. (BTW… I’ve never seen a lottery winner do it)
Dream big, take small steps.
Yes, it does take effort.
Is it worth it?
Oh yes. So much so.
Just don’t get caught in the trap that so many do…
Of expecting someone else to do all the work… of designing a beautiful home for you, of picking out the best materials, and taking the greatest care in building that home to the highest level of skill… and doing all that, at the same price, or less, than the mass produced vinyl homes being built by the thousands today. It’s just not going to happen.
But please, don’t let your dream die! You can have that wonderful home.
The reality is that future handmade house owners need to either open the wallet wide… or put the toolbelt on.
I’ve built over a hundred one-of-a-kind homes for individuals who wanted me to do all, or most, of the work. I’m so thankful for those people. I’ve created some masterpieces and paid my bills in the process, and those same clients now have wonderful homes.
I’ve also taught hundreds more how they can do the same thing I do themselves and I have seen them go on to claim their dreams and create wonderful memories. Not to mention many now having incredible homes with little or no mortgage.
There are few things in this life that I love more than designing and building a handmade home and I believe that if you give it a try that you will feel the same way. The process is methodical… one step at a time… everyone in the building trade at one time built their first house. Many who build homes for a living have no more education than a high school degree. It’s not rocket science… it’s carpentry… it’s masonry… it’s plumbing. Yep, nailing boards, putting one stone on top of the other, gluing pipes together. There are tons of how-to books and videos out there.
You can do this. You are qualified.
Whether you choose to do it all or just some of the work, is something that can decide as you proceed. But at least start the journey by becoming fully informed on the options and the steps. And take the first few yourself… start the design work… seek out the materials… read up on the trades. I can’t tell you what decisions you will make as it progresses… but I can tell you that you will love the final destination!
PS… yes, the Handmade House Academy course is still being finished up. I’m so sorry for the delay… but be looking for the big announcement soon for all those on this site’s email list! There you will learn how to make this future home of yours a dream home… a home that will amaze you and everyone who visits.