Betsy and I started our search for a new house in Portland in the Fall of 2008. Needless to say, after looking at hundreds of homes – we decided that our initial intuition to build was our best choice. Bottom line – the houses we like in Portland are beautiful on the outside, have character for days, are large enough for a family and home business – but lack the affordability we require.
Rather than wait around 1o years and 2 kids to build our dream home, we realized – we can do this. After penciling out many different schemes, we found one that worked for us financially. Better yet, it stayed well under the price point we were looking to hit.
This blog will chronicle the building of our house. Watch it come up. It should be interesting.