Well I was looking for another forum on the subject, but until I find one I'll pose the question here:
Anyone built your own house? I don't necessarily mean doing 100% of the work yourself, but being your own general, doing some work yourself, etc.?
I'm looking into doing it sooner than later. Luckily I work for a construction company so things that are expensive for some (basement an septic excavation) will be cheap for me. I'm also considering some alternative materials like rammed earth, concrete counters, more raw floor products, etc.
Is the most important thing an accurate estimate? Well planned schedule? The prospect seems kind of scarey, as costs could go WAY over plan, but at the same time it's a house, it's not a mars rover, it can't be THAT hard to plan right!