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Grandfather sees that very few folks build their own houses anymore. But Grandfather says he thinks the increasing concentration of US housing in the hands of wealthy owners, who then effectively control them as rentals, may make some of you enterprising youngsters think about revisiting do-it-yourself house building.
Sears Roebuck offered pre-cut houses from 1908 to 1940; Grandfather owned one between 1964 and 1977.
Then, starting in 1977, Grandfather and his sons built a house of Grandfather’s own design — from scratch.
As you can see, Grandfather never tells anybody to do anything he hasn’t done himself.
About the Author: RD Blakeslee is an octogenarian from West Virginia who built his net worth by only investing in that which can be enjoyed during acquisition and throughout life, as opposed to papers in a drawer, like stocks and bonds. You can read more about him here.
Original oil painting by: Grandfather’s wife