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MSG56 03-03-2013 05:02 AM

New member planning retirement home
Hello everyone. I've been thinking about building my retirement home for quite a while and taking the owner-builder route. I've still got several years before breaking ground, but I'm learning as much as I can about the process in the meantime. This site is helping with my education!

I purchased a lot in Georgia a while back, but we have had a change of heart and we are now looking at land in Virginia.

joecaption 03-03-2013 10:37 AM

So do you have some questions?
Ever designed and built a home before?
Concider things like;
Single story
Ramp as well as stairs. to get in the home.
All 36" wide doors.
Roll in shower.
Bathroom built to ADA standards.
Levers instead for door knobs and faucet handles.

I've seen where many times someone retires and goes down hill and has to move out of the house because it would cost to much to retro fit it to meet there changing needs.

PaliBob 03-04-2013 05:24 AM

Welcome to the Forum
It is a good idea to include your location in your profile.
Also check out how to Post pictures in the How To section.

To add your location to your profile see more How-To

Hardway 03-04-2013 11:21 AM


rckkrgrd 03-17-2013 12:00 AM

I have published a blog post that deals with this specific topic.

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