Be an idiot and build your own cottage
Who knew there were so many complete idiots out there? You’re one too? Then read on: The latest press release from this amazing franchise arrived in my mailbox today:
“The Complete Idiot’s Guide® to Building Your Own Home, Third Edition is a clear, concise, up-to-date blueprint on every aspect of the home-building process. It answers all the major questions readers have about building a new home – and a few they may not have considered. This newly revised edition takes readers through every step of the home-building process, from figuring a budget to finding labour and materials to all aspects of home construction. Updates include:
• More specific content for those interested in acting as their own general contractor. [Good luck with that—PC]
• More details on the various choices that readers are confronted with as they plan their custom homes, with advice on when to go with which option, and the pros and cons of each choice
• Sample bid forms, project schedule, estimating worksheets, general contractor agreements, and other forms not included in the previous edition
• 100+ additional illustrations to enhance readers understanding of the home-building process.
Dan Ramsey, Willits, CA. is a general contractor and the author of more than 20 books for homebuilders and buyers including The Complete Idiot’s Guide to Building Your Own Home, The Complete Idiot”s Guide to Finishing Your Basement, and The Complete Idiot’s Guide to Remodeling Your Bath. His other books include several builder’s construction guides, contractor business guides, kit home construction, and homeowner remodeling and repair books. He has extensive remodeling experience and also has served as a successful real estate agent. He offers practical, real-world knowledge.
The Complete Idiot’s Guide® to Building Your Own Home, Third Edition ISBN: 9781592576661, November
Chances are author Dan Ramsey is not an idiot, though he may be rather wealthy by now. I’m not either (an idiot or wealthy!). The press release said the book costs $19.95, but I found it online at chapters.indigo.ca for $15.84.