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Old 12-05-2016, 06:09 AM
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Originally Posted by BrerRobert View Post
Most people who are building cabins for primary homes purchase kits with some level of prefabrication.
A friend of mine built his home (four bedrooms, 3 1/2 baths, full basement) not really as a kit, but with precisely scheduled delivery of components. He secured a construction loan that converted to a mortgage once the house was finished.

He worked a full time job while he built the house and it was very difficult. A few times he couldn't be on site when deliveries occurred. When they delivered tons of gravel for the basement he was thirty minutes late. Instead of dumping gravel into the basement, the driver just dumped in the yard. Friends with wheelbarrows were contacted and we spent hours that night moving the gravel.

It was a very stressful project!