The shoe is on the other foot.
We (Hunter and Lisa) are about to start building our own home.
After years of sitting at the table as “the architects”, working with other people to realize their ideal built environments, we are now also “the clients”.
It has been an interesting perspective change for us, and an informative one.
Enough so that we have decided to share our experiences in the hopes that others find it interesting, or even better, useful.
To further mix things up, we are acting as general contractor for the construction of this house ourselves – affording yet another perspective change. We have just started this part of the adventure, and already are feeling appreciation for those professionals who we usually rely on to do this work.
Like many of you out there who decide to build, we are excited and nervous in equal measure.
We’d like to think that after 20 years of architectural experience each, combined with a good bit of swinging hammers and saws on construction sites, would have prepared us for this to go smoothly. We shall see. And we’d like you to join us and follow along.