on 7/5/2013 11:40:54 PM
Is it good to construct a house in the farm or buy a ready made house?
I am wondering if I should go with constructing a farm house in my farm or I should go with some alternative.
My suggestions are constructing a farm house might be a good idea if you are already settled in the farm and you are aware about nearby surroundings and materials and you are 100% sure that you are going to live in the farm house, if not its not wise to invest huge amount to construct a farm house.
The cost or materials, labor are so high these days that you will end up spending lacs of rupees in constructing a small house in which you will spend few nights hardly. On top of the cost, the frustration you will get dealing with materials people, labors, masons and surroundings are a big challenge when you are not local (even locals face these issues) and you will end up loosing patience and night sleep will be gone. Initially it looks simple if you have money and you will get it constructed but believe me sometimes its a nightmare.
Alternate of the farm house
Initially my Civil Engineer brother told me that I should go with Container house but I didn't hear this advice and sometimes I regret. I would strongly recommend that if you are new to that area, do not spend too much money in house, either you go for a single small room or better buy a container house (2-3 lacs). The container house has a lot of advantages
- It is movable, you can move wherever you want.
- You will avoid any kind of permission issue and other surroundings issue in constructing house
- You will avoid frustrations of dealing with materials people, labors, mason etc.
- If you changed your mind and you do not need this house any more, just sale them.
- Very less maintenance and it comes with ready made all finishing
Even if you decided to go for a traditional house, get it done on contract as labors are very lazy and they will exploit you a lot by doing nothing at the end of the day. Make sure that you are there when the construction work are going on otherwise there is no guarantee that even by giving them 1 grade materials they will construct a strong house.
Hope this helps.