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Every once in a while we decide to change the place in which we live. This could be due to various factors – work change, different conditions, a significant income of money, and a new family amongst many other reasons. Of course, most people will decide to buy a pre-built place, into which they can settle immediately. However, there are those who decide that it would be better to have their own house built, even though it is quite time consuming, and bears a burden for our financial situation. This is particularly worth considering for parents, who must consider their children’s fate as well as their own. Here I will take a look at some of the many variables when house construction is considered.


Naturally, the first thing you need to take into consideration is the location of your new home. There are many open plots, which you can buy, but there is an element of choice. You cannot simply build it in the middle of the field, and you need to think in advance. For instance, you should make sure that you have all the basic necessities, which might come useful when you move in. This includes shops, connectivity to the rest of the settlement, and if you have children – nearby schools with a good reputation, or at least good transport connections to those school. Children need to have space in which to play as well, and they also might want entertainment options, such as cinemas and shops, depending on their age.

The Legal Side

The legal side of house construction is no small feat either. First of all, you have to obtain all your building permits and make sure that all the transactions surrounding the plot you have bought are accounted for. Apart from this, you need to very well learn where the boundaries of your territory begin and end. Even if at the beginning you have no trouble, in later years you might have problems with neighbors, who may claim that a part of your property is within their boundaries. This is why you need to clear these things in the initial phase.


Naturally, most people will not enter into the matter of house construction on their own accord. There are many contractors, who will gladly do the job for you and will be able to help you in a variety of ways. You can share your ideas; they will tell you which of them are possible and which are not, and will generally offer assistance in many other ways. You should be warned though – there are many scams out there. You should be prepared to spend a lot of time in search for feedback, so that you do not end up in a bad position.

Bottom Line

There are a lot of things to be taken into consideration, and rest assured, even more things will come up as you build. This is why your most important characteristic should be patience, but parents should be well exercised in this art. You need to remain calm and face any potential problems which might arise. In the end, it will be a gratifying experience, and you will have no trouble settling in your dream home for you and your family.

Author Bio: Dobrin Georgiev is an young architect with 9 years in the construction field. He is constantly challenging himself with the newest in his field of expertise. Since several years he has dedicated some of his time writing articles and giving professional advices to people about how to build their home in the most efficient way and still have good design ideas invested in it. Currently he is a major contributor to the German Hausbau construction company Huscompagnie.

Earnest Parenting: help for parents who are considering building a new home.

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