Well, the dream house fell through earlier this week when the owners raised the price $25,000. But there are five acres of fertile ground overlooking the river that just opened up 5 minutes from the farm. Forgive the italics, but I'm trying really hard to restrain my excitement and went for italics instead of exclamation points.
The price for the land is perfect.
But it has no well, no septic, and... well.. no house.
Anybody here ever built a house before? How do you afford a mortgage for your new place while still living somewhere while the house is under construction? What is the bare bones price you can build a tiny house? (including well, septic, permits, closing costs, etc.) We're already sold on investing sweat equity, but with limited knowledge and no homebuilding experience, we're kind of limited as to how much we can do there, too.
Even if you just have secondhand knowledge, any advice or tips at this point would be really nice.