in 2008, my friends greg, a musician, and lorraine, a nurse, set about building their very own mid-century style bungalow. greg got his contractor's license, and with the help of family and friends, they put together nearly every inch of the house themselves. greg milled local lumber for the hardwood floors, installed the roof using salvaged slate, and lorraine tiled the bathroom floor.
they moved in around august of 2009, and have since added 3 chickens and 1 baby to the family.
check out their blog.