Mother Earth Living


How to Build Your Own Home

Building your own home is a challenge; take a few pointers to make the process easier.



A salvaged granite-and-marble path and patio, a log bridge, a handmade garden gate (right)—these are the kinds of expressive, personal details that make the outdoors around your good house good, too.
If you’re inexperienced, cut your teeth by building a small, simple version of your house as a shed. You can always use the extra storage space, and it won’t be a disaster if the shed leaks or doesn’t last forever.
Once this machine shows up, there’s no turning back—so make sure you’re ready. You may not actually use a bulldozer for your project, but you get the idea: Prepare as best you can before you start construction!
If you’re inexperienced, cut your teeth by building a small, simple version of your house as a shed. You can always use the extra storage space, and it won’t be a disaster if the shed leaks or doesn’t last forever.
If you’re inexperienced, cut your teeth by building a small, simple version of your house as a shed. You can always use the extra storage space, and it won’t be a disaster if the shed leaks or doesn’t last forever.

















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