So this original design gets drawn for permit. There is a lot of things to think about. My wife wants an approximate cost for building the shell of the house. First I calculated what the walls, floors and roofs would cost- 30 wall panels = $4500, 60 floor and roof panels = $10550 for a total of $15500. These foam panels need a protective skin over them which they call a structural coating, that is another cost. Now I need to think about how much concrete the foundations and the garage floor would cost. I almost forgot the water, drain and sewer plumbing, electrical requirements for the house and finally doors and windows.
With all this we would have a closed house with nothing on the inside. That is ok because the toilet is a composting unit which means a hole in the ground, I have a extra bbq for cooking on my big deck. Most everything I want to use will not be new so it will take time to accumulate all the stuff. As long as we have a good roof over our head, things are good.
This would be a great time to ask everyone we will take donations of any kind- furniture, cabinets, plumbing fixtures, desks, mirrors, door knobs, doors, windows etc.