The owner's carpenter
grandson built this house. Planned as a family building
project, it not only saves money, but gives the young
builder a chance to manage a full-sized construction project on his
own. He will probably go on to build some fine homes for others judging
by the care he is taking on this one.
A house such as
this is a particularly good one for an
owner/builder/contractor. The one-story construction is simple to
frame, there is no stairway to deal with, the roof trusses
eliminate most roof issues, and the heated floor slab simplifies the
number of subcontractors who must be managed. Plus the floorplan is
more flexible than almost any other type of design. This allows for
easy modifications even after the project is underway.