If you want to have the house that you truly desire, please please please take your time.  I can honestly say I spent more time thinking about what I was going to do and how I could make it better than actually building the house.  Youll have a hundred ideas about what you want but you have to settle on one, and once its done it is very difficult to tear things apart and start over.  So I stress to you, think ten steps ahead.  Think about how each and every thing will effect your progress further down the line.  I decided after I had built my frame that I wanted some sort of utility room on the outside of the house.  Luckily it all came together and worked out better than I thought it would.  

I wanted a room that I could keep batteries, the water heater, and the electrical panel in.  When working with such a small space you need to always keep in mind that it is exactly that, a small space.  You would be very surprised how quickly that small space gets occupied by the things needed to make a house livable. 

I wanted a room that I could keep batteries, the water heater, and the electrical panel in.  When working with such a small space you need to always keep in mind that it is exactly that, a small space.  You would be very surprised how quickly that small space gets occupied by the things needed to make a house livable. 

Use left over wood and supplies anytime you have the chance. 

Use left over wood and supplies anytime you have the chance. 

Dressed to impress, now I have a safe place to keep my water heater, electrical panel, and my solar business.  Plus now my house looks like she has a big ol booty! 

Dressed to impress, now I have a safe place to keep my water heater, electrical panel, and my solar business.  Plus now my house looks like she has a big ol booty!