Creating a house budget / Discussions

What do we look for when buying land and coming up with a house building budget?

...about when planning to build a house and creating a house building budget, here are two pages on exactly that topic– How to create a house building budget and...

Posted by stephanie p July 3, 2021, 8:48 p.m. Planning and Design 1 Responses

How much does it cost to build a house by square foot?

...allow foundation) is a more affordable way to start a house than a basement. 4 – Material selection affects cost: for example - you can spend a thousand dolla...

Posted by Mike D Sept. 5, 2017, 4:12 p.m. Concept and design 1 Responses

In the winter should you heat a low/dirt floor crawl space with a furnace vent?

...ary. Heating a crawlspace will prevent mold . But heating a dirt floor crawlspace without taking any steps towards insulating the crawlspace and creating an air...

Posted by janis hobson Dec. 11, 2019, 3:17 p.m. Crawl spaces 1 Responses

What are your thoughts on a Yurt for colder climates?

...a small affordable home that you could transport, a prefab kit house is an option that may be worth exploring, have a look at this page– LEED Platinum prefab ...

Posted by Lexy Cara Jan. 23, 2020, 1:39 p.m. Tiny house 1 Responses

I want to insulate the outside of my house, which type of insulation do you think is best?

...aving a gap all the way around so as to spray expanded foam to fill the gap between the studs and plates, to create an air tight wall (as tight as I can anyways...

Posted by J. Ferguson Nov. 15, 2017, 10:34 a.m. Wall assemblies - renovation 12 Responses

How do you remove moisture and condensation from basement walls?

...ated wall panels and there is a clear plastic barrier then pink fiberglass insulation right on the foundation. The insulation and barrier/plastic sheet are from...

Posted by Aaron Keating July 27, 2019, 4:51 p.m. Basements improvements 3 Responses