Ideas for a Unique New Home

Have you ever wanted to have a house that suits your needs exactly and is made just for you? You can, and you don’t have to go the popular route of choosing a house from a planned development. There are better, and sometimes less-expensive, options available if you’re willing to put in some extra time and research.

Use an Architect

When most people think of architects, they picture the type who design skyscrapers and commercial buildings. But in truth, most architects can and will design residential buildings, and a good number of firms specials in home design. If you want a truly one-of-a-kind house that has everything you’ve ever wanted and nothing you don’t, consider having a custom architectural design made for you by a specialty architect. You won’t regret it!

Find Old House Plans

If you’ve ever seen a grand old house and wished you could build one anew, the good news is that you can! There are magazines, specialty publications, and entire websites dedicated to old house plans, or even buying old houses and renovating them from the ground up. Renovation can be a lot of work depending on the condition of the home, but many old-house owners swear it’s worth the trouble.

Build a Natural Home

What if you’re the back-to-nature type of person? Luckily for you, there is a new trend in “green” home-building that may suit you perfectly! It’s called cob, and it is basically like adobe. This technique was used for thousands of years before modern building methods took over, and a large number of older buildings in Europe are made from cob – centuries old, in fact! You can let your imagination run wild and build this type of house to look however you desire, even incorporating discarded materials like old bottles as stained-glass “windows”.


Whatever your dreams for your house, there is a method to achieving them. Be creative and diligent, and you can have the home you’ve always desired!

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