DIY Kit Homes have simple "A-joins-B-joins-C" block systems that make them easy to assemble and finish. So with energy and determination, you can successfully build your own home. Whether they be steel of stick, they are designed for the owner builder, and go up as fast as a builder build. As a total amateur, I have built a wooden kit and have just about completed a steel framed kit home. Building your own home is a fantastic feeling.
Start your journey by working out what style of kit you want to build. The many styles include cabins, barns, post and beam, a-frame, panelised, modular, steel frame, yurts, pole, octagonal, even geodesic! Most types of houses can be produced in kit form and can be supplied in many forms, so see if any of these fits your bill.
Some of the most sought after information from home builders is of course Kit Prices. To "Lock Up", "Basic Kit", "Full Kit" and the concept of 'Inclusions" are explained here. There are also Price Examples from 11 Kit home provider web sites to help understand pricing structure.
Are you planning to be an Owner Builder? Start here on the Groundwork page for a project plan outline. It explains the processes involved in getting your kit home past the drawing board. Find a three stage, chronological plan, uniquely designed to guide you through the crucial steps to build your own home.
It's a good idea to understand Inclusions before you buy. There are many inclusions lists to be found on provider sites, but the basic inclusions are listed here to check off. All stages are described as well as common Exclusions.
How do I find a Kit Home Provider to suit my needs? Some have fantastic owner builder kits and great support, others are just fast build kits for regular builders. These website reviews can help in your specific search for the right provider in your area.
It’s easier than you think to build your own home kit, believe me.
Why? Because I did it and I’m NOT a builder. Most DIY kit homes can be built by a sole worker. That means you don't need to hire labour, unless you want to go faster. Sure there are some tasks you have to sub-contract by law, like electricals, plumbing and drainage, but....
All the Rest can be Accomplished by YOU.
For home kits you build yourself, there is so much diy information available that new skills can be quickly learnt and all bases get covered. Simple house floor plans are everywhere on the net ready to be converted to a fantastic home design. 'Build your own' home kits consist of each and every component, delivered, ready for you to quickly and easily build your own kit home.
You won't believe the feeling, of 'physically' building your own home.