The Livable House

Are you planning or building a home?

The Livable House is an online guide for homeowners that explains every phase of home construction, from finding a property to moving in.

The guide is built on a decade of experience working with architects and general contractors on three home construction projects. The most recent is a custom home completed in 2021. 

My goal is to help homeowners by explaining every phase of the construction process with videos, images, downloadable documents, diagrams, and more. 

 Our house, which we call “Flattop”, was completed over 20 months (2019-2021). Throughout the process, I documented everything I learned via notes, 1000s of photos, and videos. 

This experience, combined with what we learned in two previous projects, built a solid foundation for helping homeowners understand the construction process. 

The guide is not only an explanation of the phases, but a perspective that puts the homeowner’s needs and lifestyle front and center. Anyone can build a house, but an educated and engaged homeowner can make it livable and ensure that it fits their budget and lifestyle.  

Find blog posts about the project in the category “Building Flattop“.

Timelapse of Our Entire Project