Anyone here build their own home, as opposed to buying a pre-built one?

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Oct 28, 1999
The problem with 2.4 acres isn't the size but more than likely it doesn't have underground utilities and running those to the home may be expensive or cost-prohibative.
Good point.

Depending on the location, and if you don't have public utilities, you could be looking at $5,000-$15,000 for a well. Another $5,000 for septic. And then anywhere from a couple hundred to *tens* of thousands to have electric and natural gas run to it.

You could easily be $50,000 deep just in making the place able to build on. And this isn't including any excavating that has to be done - removing trees, scraping the ground to make for a walkout, putting in a driveway, ect.