March means crunch time! Our lease is up at the end of May in the townhouse… and there’s a lot left to be done at the build site!
So, while you think on that, let’s recap what’s been happening. The exterior metal is FINALLY finished, so it’s time to work inside. This was a huge piece of the project, and carried with it challenges. We used steel from Menards for the roof and sides which will make the exterior very low maintenance. We also added a lot of windows though which made putting the steel up tedious work!
We’ve gotten tons of questions about our design. This is an original design by us- pencil and graph paper! Making the plans available is one of our top priorities, but in the meantime we are working on some posts sharing our process and how we took this from a dream to a real build.
Here is our video on post frame construction that walks you through some of the differences between this and traditional home construction.
One of the most exciting things in February was attending the NFBA Expo which was held in Des Moines. It’s for builders in the post frame industry, and we learned so much! It was awesome meeting different manufacturers and we even got to meet Kyle from RR Buildings- one of our favorite YouTubers!
A top asked question is regarding financing. Guess what?! We met with a bank that offers construction loan/traditional financing for post frame homes! This is great news if you’re considering this type of build. We are absolutely working on a post and video explaining everything in detail. If you have specific questions about financing leave them below.
If you haven’t subscribed to our YouTube channel, you’ll find the link on our home page. The Mad County Build playlist has every video on this build from clearing the land to the point we are now. It’s a great watch if you’re trying to find your own land and build a post frame home or building.
Thanks for following our journey! Some of the most exciting parts of the process are coming soon!
Roof Color: Midnight Gray
Sides: Brite White
Windows are Crestline from Menards