Lets say i know a guy who has been paying rent for quite a while and hates the idea that all this money is not really 'going anywhere' (except for the temporary housing it pays for lol). He wants his 'own' place. He is young (<30) but is very wise in the sciences and has 'the knack' if ya know what i mean.... dilbert.
He has very little actual building experience but can appreciate that there is a lot that goes into a project such as this. Foundation, structure, insulation, flooring, plumbing, electrical, air conditioning. He knows about this stuff but has no practical knowledge of installation of them.
He does not require a large space. He desires a modest 1 br home similar to those called 'Tiny Houses' but bigger than most what you see. He likes to stretch and do yoga and would prefer at least enough room to do said activity in at least one 'room' (living room?). He is good at making sketches of floor plans. He has zero knowledge on 'legal stuffs'.
-Roughly 800-900 sq ft preferably (he thinks this is cozy and comfortable to call home but not 'tiny')
-kitchen (all appliances + 'bar' style for eating at)
-bathroom (no tub required)
-small bedroom with practically only the bed (located in the 'loft' of the house would be ok)
Prefer to pay good money to get good efficient long lasting appliances.
Do you think this is all stuff that CAN be done by someone such as this guy of little experinece. Or would he be better off shelling out even more money to pay a contractor to perform this custom work with his sketch of a floor plan? (IDK how much that would be but id estimate 2x as much.)
This is all just for thought at the moment. Serious thought though. Time is not a major concern. Still figurinjg out if he is going to live permanently where he currently is. But nevertheless he would like to be prepared for such a project when the time comes and figures its never to early to start preparing. Thoughts?
Edited by Hypervision, 11 October 2015 - 08:41 PM.