Is Being an Owner-Builder Possible?
We recently met with a custom home builder here in our area. The price they quoted us was approximately $365k. That is about $100k over our budget. I have read online that you can save 15% to 25% by building the house "yourself." Has anyone found that to be true? Are there any good books out there that I can read that will list specifically what I would need to price to compare costs of building it ourselves? I know the big ticket items for the inside of a house, but I'm not sure what I need to think about before even getting to that point (i.e. pouring the basement, framing, etc.). We have a home and garden show coming up in a few weeks and I was thinking of attending to get costs from companies.
Any advice/feedback would be appreciated!