Sorry for the long silence. Sometimes life takes over.
Just a little note about family participation.
Definitely everyone needs to get involved and support the endeavor. My better half is taking over the landscaping design and reckon will take over some of the interior design as well. Kids are now relieved that we don’t have to see another showroom for hopefully eons, but my son decided to make our home building plans is summer project topic.
Below is a 1/50 scale model of our home which we built together using stiff craft paper. Pretty easy to do. You just photocopy the home design plans and trace over the paper and tape it together.
As you’ll notice the trickiest part is the roof. But it’s mostly there.