Building on a Budget $150K or less
Long time lurker, first time posting. Just wondering if there are any other low budget builds going on. It seems many of the threads in the building forum (and others) are geared toward items and price ranges way over our heads.
DH is a firefighter and I'm a stay at home mom to a 3.5 year old and a 9 month old. We are getting ready for our first build. We recently sold our 1st home that we renovated and owned for 3 years and are now renting a basement apartment from family while we will be building just down the street.
DH has many years of construction experience in framing, tile work, hardwood install, and most general construction prior to and along side his firefighting career. His dad is also a GC but lives 2 hours away so will be helping with the framing and on weekends here and there. Because of DH's schedule of working 8 24-hour shifts per month, he will basically be working full time on the house.
We are buying 2.5 acres from my family for $70K. Our build budget is $150K or less. Shooting for $130 ideally. We are almost finished getting all bids together (septic, dirt work, concrete for foundation, lumber, trusses, siding, roofing, insulation, HVAC, electrical, drywall, trim, doors, windows, cabinets, counter tops, and flooring all in) just waiting on plumbing and a few small things like bathroom and lighting fixtures and appliances. We will be meeting with the bank with our estimates and plans in the next 3 weeks. We will be financing pretty much everything, lot and build, so around $200-$220K. House plan is 1800 sq ft, 2 story, 3 bed (4th option/bonus), 2.5 bath.
We are subbing out drywall, insulation, HVAC, electrical, rough-in plumbing, and carpet install. DH will pretty much be doing the rest on his own and/or with help from family/friends.
Any other low budget builders out there?