Are you looking to build your own place, and do it in a place where no one else is around to bother you? Then you’re in for one unique experience.
Building a house in the middle of nowhere is a great idea, as long as you’re cut out for off-grid living. If you are, you’re certain to love the experience.
Building your own home is one thing, but building it exactly where you want it takes the adventure to a whole other level.
So how do you build your dream house in the middle of nowhere? Keep reading to find out.
Stake Your Claim
First things first, you’ll need some property so you can build your house. This will take some research and footwork on your part. Unless, of course, you already own the property or have one in mind.
Once you’ve found the perfect property, you’ll need to purchase it. You can do this yourself or use help, much like you would when buying a property that already has a home on it.
Once you have your property, you’re ready to get to work on your house.
The First Steps
Before you can start actually building you’ll probably need to hire some contractors. While you may know a lot about construction, you may want, for example, a roofing contractor to help you out.
What’s so important about using a contractor? Making sure each job is one correctly, safely, and according to codes. Here are some things you’ll need to think about:
- Electricity-how will you get power to your home?
- Plumbing-modern, or an outhouse or septic tank
- Water-for drinking, cooking, washing, plumbing
- Solidity-from your foundation to your walls, your building must be solid
- Roads-how will you get to your home? Consider snow removal options.
- Permits-you may need one or more than one to build where you want to.
Another big thing to consider is your kids if you have or plan to have them. Plan ahead for things like who they’ll play with, where they’ll go to school, and how they’ll get there.
Building in the middle of nowhere is different than building in an established city. You won’t have built-in connections to electricity and other modern conveniences. So if you want them, you’ll have to figure out how to get them to your house.
Go Build Your House in the Middle of Nowhere
If you’re really looking to build your house in the middle of nowhere there are things you’ll have to consider. But once the details are worked out, you could end up with the house of your dreams.
Make sure you clear up all the nitty-gritty details right from the get-go, then get going on your house. You’ll love the freedom of living out on your own!
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