Saving Money: Choosing the right Builder

You can save a lot of money on a house by contracting it out yourself. The downside is this is a very time consuming task. Also you need to know which contractors are good and which ones are not. Good contractors are usually busy and cost more. Having an experienced builder can save you a lot of mistakes which could cost you more money than the cost of the builder. So far my wife and I have talked to multiple builders. Most of these builders...

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Planning a House

The first step in the process is planning. There is a lot of money that can be saved here. We had custom plans drawn in 2015 for $0.42 per finished square foot. This is a much lower cost than in most areas but that’s an advantage of living in a low cost of living area. So how can you save money? Here are a few way. First off, research plans and figure out what you want and don’t want in your house. Make a list, save pictures on...

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Building a House – Saving Money Introduction

  My wife and I purchased land in 2013 with the intentions of building a house on it. For the last two years we have studied house plans, looked at ideas and have developed the idea of our dream house. I started researching ways to save money while you were building a house and read a lot of articles. I have read money saving forums and noticed there is not a lot of really useful information. Sure there are so general ideas on buy a bigger...

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Video Camera Extended Battery

In a previous post I talked about how you can run some specific models of video cameras on a external battery source through the USB cable.  Yes you can operate some cameras while the battery is charging.  I was able to record video using my Panasonic video camera and recharge the battery at the same time.  This is really useful when the prices of batteries are sky high.  Or maybe you are taking a long trip away from a power source and you...

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Building a zip line

I was looking at building a tree house for my son and was wondering how to build a zip line for him. I ran across a few zip line kits that allow you set up a zip line between trees. Some of these kits include everything you need, and some of them include everything except for the steel cable. Some of the zip lines come with harnesses and others just with a handle. There is no need to go into instructions on how to install the zip line, they are...

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List of the Top Metal Detectors

Here is a list of the top/most purchased metal detectors by rank . There is something in this list for everyone, weather you are looking for gold, lost coins or searching the beach for a lost ring or even Gold Coins. If your trying to get started in detecting look no further. There are detectors in the list in all price ranges so pick one you like with the features that suit you. #1      Si Robertson Signature Treasure Commander TC1X Si...

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Gold Pay Dirt

If your looking for some gold pay dirt to test out your equipment or  maybe just work on your panning skills here are a few bags for a reasonable price.             My Home Workshop is a participant in the Amazon Services LLC Associates Program, an affiliate advertising program designed to provide a means for sites to earn advertising fees by advertising and linking to...

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