This question has probably been asked a zillion times before, but I thought I'd ask since the market is always changing. We're looking at possibly building a house in a few years, and we're thinking of first finding an acre or two someplace and buying it now with the hope of paying it off rather quickly (3-4 years) then starting construction of a house afterwards. My question is that if we spend those years researching the in's and out's of building a house, talk to local folks, etc, would it be possible for us to basically build the house without a general contractor?
I honestly don't know alot beyond general house repairs and construction, plus what I've read in Handyman Magazine and seen on television, but I'd like to think if I spent the time it'll take to pay off/down the properly I can self-educate myself to contract the house myself and save some money... plus possibly get involved in building the house to some degree to cut corners.
Is this common to do or maybe majorly not suggested?
Thanks for any suggestions or ideas in this re guard, and take care --