Well, it's not really difficult to build a house. In fact, if you can build the house yourself,
you can save a ton of money.
My husband was a contractor and we built a new house together. I hung insulation, dry wall,
flooring, and more. We dug the footers and everything. He even ran the electric but he was
not allowed to do the final hookup of course. Electrician was called in to inspect the wiring,
and then hook it up. We went with a metal roof and hired roofers. We also hired window
installers. So we hired some help but we did most of it ourselves.
I know a lot of people that never had any formal training in construction that could build a
house. I guess just knowledge passed down through the generations. My husbands father
built houses so that is how he learned. My grandfather could build a house and remodeled
and built additions on.
Yeah, a lot of house were built with solid oak back then and if taken care of can last longer
and withstand more than many built today.
In the rural area (country) people tend to have septic tanks. Plumbing is run from the septic
tank to the house, primarily bathrooms. In many areas, it is against the law not to run it to
the washer/kitchen also. There is a clean out on the tank. For say a couple of people, it
probably would only need cleaned out about every 7 to 10 years. For a family, probably
every 4 or 5 years.
No, actually, like I said, my husband ran all the wiring. All of it and it was a LOT. But we
did have the electrician do the inspection and hook up.
In cities and towns, people don't have individual septic tanks. People much pay the sewage.
Just like water and trash. In the country, people have well water. They have their own
well. Today most areas even rural, have trash pick up but there are places that don't and
they burn their own trash and/or at some point take it to the local dump.
I won't drink city water. I'll drink well water but not city water. Since I live in town now, I
buy bottled water.
People choose to buy house insurance or not. It is up to them. If they have a mortgage/loan
then the mortgage/loan company is going to force insurance.
I could build a house myself. BUT I couldn't because I'd get tired.
What I am
saying is, I know how.
Yep, they really need to teach children more life skills.