1. My father. While he may not be of much physical help, he is a mastermind. He's built several houses, repaired the ones he's lived in his whole life, replaced entire structures, and he's the best with mechanical devices, electricity, etc. He'll be able to overlook everything and ensure that what I'm building is something that I'll be able to safely live in.
2. My brother in law. He used to be a plumber, so I won't have any issues with the plumbing with him being there to assist me. Also, he sort of owes me a couple favors So enlisting his help for some of the more back-breaking work on the house will help.
3. One of my childhood friends. I have a bit of money set aside right now for this specific purpose, so once I decide some of the more complex and difficult aspects of the house, I'll be able to hire him to assist me in those things. He's built the small house he currently lives in, so he's well aware of the hiccups he ran into as well. If I do decide to go with a concrete foundation, he'll be able to lay that for me. Both my father and him worked together on concrete jobs for a long time.
4. My sister. While she's not really good for much physical labor, she's always willing to help and she's got an eagle eye for things that may be inconvenient at a later date and time.
Combining that with printing out the recommended standards from the City itself on what should be or should not be within a household, and taking that I'll have to hire an architect of some sort to plan out this house better, I think it'll work in the end. But I appreciate the concern. These things are all very important considerations.
Well, there are a couple types like stilts (as this building has) and such. I may even end up going concrete anyways since my father knows how to lay it. It just depends on what is going to work with the land, though I thought crawl-space would suffice and would probably be a cheaper option since it wouldn't require me to level off the land to do so.. And this structure isn't intended to be my final house, so it would work for a transitional unit while still lasting longer than anticipated. I think I'll just paint the entire bottom with this stuff to give it some extra protection:And why do you want to avoid a concrete foundation? What other kind of foundation do you plan to build on?
I don't go into anything without a plan. I've got a year to figure this stuff out.. I think I can do it though.
Here's a really rough sketch of what our land plot is going to look like.. Granted, we haven't purchased land yet, so the shapes and layouts will change, but what's going on it will be the same.
Everything beyond my tiny house and my parent's house area will probably be however the land comes. I hope it's wooded.