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Old 20th September 2015, 04:33 AM
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It is not the size that matters... umm... oh wait, that should be in the Men's Health Forum... another senior moment, sorry.

Seriously, rather than give you plain numbers on my house's floor area, please let me answer this way..
The dimentions of my house is exactly what my family needed. I did not want to build any more house than I could use.
To a submariner, it is probably large.
To the average Filipino, it is a little more than their usual fare.
To the average American, it will be on the small side..
To the really impoverished, well, this is virtually a palace. A number of my villagers walk on raw earth inside their houses.

My point is, most things are relative. What may be enough for me may not be enough for you. I definitely did not want to Supersize my house ; it would have cost more than I cared for. Am I happy with the outcome? Absolutely ! I made sure that I was certain about my parameters before I built and it's bang on

Yes, it is totally complete, painted, locks, electrics and all..

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The price you quoted for your home sounds about right and I'm sure someone could build a home for much less.

I helped out with the construction of ours, I ran the mud or salvage and we went through 4 teams before we found a two man crew that worked, a larger crew is needed in the beginning but after the floor and support pillars are poured you don't need more than 2 or 3 workers.

Lessons learned...buy the materials yourself and that includes the sand, blocks, bars cement bags, these guys alway's find a way to steal your supplies or up the costs.

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