How to Build a House

Essential Craftsman is building a house and filming every step of the way. The project is currently underway, and you can watch all of the episodes for free. If you watch this entire series, you are going to know more than almost anyone about how houses are built. If you think this will benefit you - you better get some popcorn going!


Why are we doing this?

Why are we doing this project? Who is going to build it? What is the point? When will this all happen?


Episode 1

Before you purchase a property, there are several things to look for and become aware of. This video discusses our due diligence on the property we selected, and addresses a few initial concerns with our parcel. 


Episode 2

Learn about boundary surveys and get to know my surveyor Carl. In order to address the retaining issues at our site we need to know exactly where the property lines are so we know exactly what we are working with. 


Episode 3

We didn't have to hire a civil engineer for this project, but it is still very important to understand the role they play in development, even in building a single family home. You will meet Travis Robinson, a civil engineer, who talks about city services, water treatment, hookup fees, and drainage.