OK, I'm trying to talk my cousin into at least considering having her own place built. She lives in the general area of Greenville, South Carolina.
The goofy thing is that I don't know how to give her *practical* info re: the process, how to apporach an architect or architectural designer, how to even find one (she can't spend months just driving around looking for houses she likes and THEN hunt down who migh thave designed them - she simply won't and can't).
So, my question is, If you were faced with a total and complete rube, with only a modest budget, is there an informational website such a person could look at, or what would you tell them?
I'd really like to get her thinking about this, because she's rejected it as an option and IMO that is a mistake, especially given that she does not want to be in a typical suburban development and needs a single-level home (for accessibility - she can't deal with stairs well and is decreasingly able to do so).
I'd like to give her info but I don't know what practical, nuts'n'bolts, "here's how you get started" info to give her (because I'm long on theory and really short on practicalities she can actually use).
Many thanks in Advance!