Started by Robert_Flowers, September 09, 2005, 04:36:36 PM
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QuoteYou might also want to speak with a mortgage person who deals with Log Home building mortgages. They work in a similar fashion.I finally completed my plans today! I faxed over my semi-final tweaks today. I just talked to David and he says plans are coming soon. I'll out my plans up on my blog when I get a chance tonight.Hurray! Now it's subcontractor interview and quoting time...(and packing stuff in boxes time)
QuoteYou want to figure 1 hour per square foot per person. You've got a pretty big house for a firstday, so I would say that you're probably going to need a crew of helpers to get it done in a year.Mine is about 1720 sq ft (I have a basement I'm not finishing though) and I think it's almost too big!1456+ 896 + 368 = 2720 sq ft...that's a big house for a First Day! If you figure an hour a square foot, and you have 2 people working on it full time - 40 hour work week, x 4 weeks, x 2 people, it will take you 8.5 months- you have a long ways to go.You may want to consider scaling down and putting it on a basement since you won't be doing that part, except for the finish work. This will get you "free" square footage that you don't have to build.If you're having a huge crew build it for you, it's not big deal then.I have heard that they are going to put Saltboxes and other larger houses on a waiting list becuase they are already pretty swamped, and they don't want to build really large houses. I'm betting they will eventually standardize on one or two house types (the basic original 18x30 and the 24x36 house) with a couple a floor plans you pick from and that's it. They can't continue the volume without doing it. This is a two man operation and more a labor of love from David than anything else.
QuoteHere's the latest take on the plan:I'm waiting for finals from David but it should be very, very close to this.I can't wait to start!
QuoteJohn probably has his hands full....David went to Florida. Our plans were held up a bit with the structural engineer too so you might be feeling a combined slow down.
Quote from: MountainDon on June 15, 2013, 04:01:25 PM........................snip............................Hmmm... a newly minted PE. That's one way to avoid having to pay for an engineer.