Plan 40 is a future expandable house. The first phase has all the utility plumbing, bath, kitchen, living room, dining space, entry hall and one bedroom plus the 44' long front porch. Phase one is only 564 square feet and has the full curb appeal as a stand alone one bedroom home. The second phase is a simple two bedroom, 340 square foot addition to the rear and also has full framing details drawn to simplify how to build. If you only require one bedroom then this plan will make a comfortable full-time home. Then if you decide to sell, the easy pre-planned future expandability will be a good selling point for prospective buyers who like the house but require additional bedrooms. This book features detail frame assembly drawings for plan number 40. These drawings were created by the author for his own use to clarify the more complex framing construction assembly for this house. The author also discovered that the wall and truss framing drawings made it possible for him to assemble the house walls and trusses anywhere and store them for a time when he could have more time off from work. He could haul the pre-built wall frames and trusses to the house building site and have the entire small house up and in-the-dry in a week. Also by being able to build the components in advance, he could build as many or as few at a time as he could afford to pay cash for. Not everyone would want to build a home in this manner, but for those of us who prefer to stay out of debt, we learn to be creative. It's a very nice feeling to live in a comfortable home that is well within your means and not have to worry if you can make a house payment at some time in the future. Plus the added advantage of lower utilities, lower maintenance, and lower real estate taxes than most homes. The author can afford to keep it cool in the summer and warm in the winter. By building the home himself, the construction cost was very low; only $16,000 for the first phase. When thinking of this in terms of paying cash for this house out of weekly income, that's and average of about $154 per week for two years. Color images and actual photographs of plan 40 can be viewed at: www.jmarpledesigns.com
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The author learned about do-it-yourself homebuilding from observing many other families who have built their own home. The author began as a young man not knowing anything about homebuilding but was determined to learn what was needed to become a debt-free homeowner. And now the author offers his many decades of learning the skill of being a proud self-reliant, do-it-yourself homebuilder to those who wish to break free from the indulgent way of thinking that has brought us down, to a more practical, relaxed and enjoyable, debt-free life.
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Book Description CreateSpace, 2010. Paperback. Book Condition: Brand New. 134 pages. 10.00x8.00x0.38 inches. In Stock. This item is printed on demand. Bookseller Inventory # 1451557426