If the following features are anything to go by, then building a home will be an incredibly rewarding experience. Not many people will be able to buy their dream home, so creating one yourself is the quickest, most effective way of getting there. It’s also your chance to get creative with your design. The design world is your oyster, and you can add pretty much any features to your home that you desire. Within reason, of course. I doubt you’d be allowed to build a rocket ship. This in mind, I would not waste this opportunity. Take this chance to craft a unique, exciting, fresh looking home – something that you will never forget.
What steps do I take in order to build my home?
Your first port of call will be to find a plot of land, and check whether you can build on it. Your local council will help with this. Once you’ve found a suitable space, you’re good to go. It’s now just a case of coming up with a design and enlisting the help of some home builders. It’s the design phase that’s trickiest, though – so here’s some help.
A grass roof
A particular favorite among the more eco-friendly home builders out there, a grass roof certainly catches the eye. It’s also a great way to keep your home warm; the grass and soil act as insulation-like padding.
It’s rather simple to do, too. You simply need to construct your roof in such a way that you leave a space of about 2 or 3 inches downward. This is the space you’ll fill with soil, or turf. Pre-bought turf is easiest, as you won’t have to wait for the grass to grow.
A fire pit
Fire pits can be implemented in many homes, but it’s easier if you’re self-building. This is because you can choose a sizeable location that comes with a big outdoor space. Plus, if you build your home away from any neighbors, you won’t have to worry about it affecting them.
Fire pits can be built into the ground, or above the ground. Either way, you need to line out a circle with some bricks of your choosing, and add a metal basket inside. This basket will hold the wood, and let any ashes drip to the bottom.
Why not unleash the child in you and build a slide to complement your staircase? This is even better if you have a set of spiral stairs, too. The slide will snake down adjacent to them, coming to a soft landing at the bottom.
Of course, you’ll need to make it adult sized, but that shouldn’t be too hard. If nothing else, this is a fantastic way to actually make the kids want to get out of bed!
Not one for the security-conscious people out there, but glass walls certainly make a statement. At the very least, you’ll save a ton on your energy bills, with the sun warming and lighting your home in equal measure.