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Get a blueprint and follow it.
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Book: How to Build a House... http://bnibooks.com/merchant.mvc?Screen=PROD&Product_Code 61585327&Category_Code=W
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if you have to ask, hire a contractor.

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==Maybe not. Depends on what kind of house he wants to build. Could be a house of straw or a house of snow. I've built a buncha those without a contractor. Even built a treehouse once. No contractor there either. Then there are those shipping crate houses--All you need to do there is flip em over. Knowing how to cut out a door would be good, though. ==
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Go ask mommie or daddy.
And get off the computer! Go back to your Speak and Spell and leave us alone....
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snipped-for-privacy@inMail24.com, 11/5/2005,12:26:12 AM, wrote:

Same way you eat an elephant -- one piece at a time.
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Buy the latest edition of How to Build a House for Dummies.
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Disable gravity locally*, and start with the roof. This helps protect against surprises from the sky, from uncooperative birds.
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* - not even close to impossible for a government that can actually change TIME in certain areas, as most people seem to believe (Daylight Saving Time).
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==My first thought as well. Sometimes, we're so eager we overlook the obvious. ==
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You can do it. We can help.

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As a guy who was his own general contractor and put in sweat equity the roof is to be put up as soon as practical, after putting in the exterior wall sheething. That protects all the stuff under the roof as you get to work on the other parts of the house (plumbing, heating, electricals, insulation, drywall, etc. ) Did that 25 years ago when there was a government program that assisted low income people to own a house. We went though classes at a local technical college first that told us the building regulations, trades and design considerations that go into building a house. It was a very informative course
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