Anyone interested in how to create your own house, will be interested in one of the 'Dummies' line of books.

Building Your Own Home For Dummiesis a great book to get started with as it will answer a lot of the questions you might have if you are doing this for the first time. You need a book that is basic enough for the the common person to understand who is interested in how to make your own house plans. Included in this book are hints on how to:

Locate the best homesite
Navigate through the plan approval process
Get financing
Hire a good contractor
Save on design and building costs
Avoid all the common mistakes


The best way to build your own house online is with one of the new software packages that are available online. You can try to find something that is free but if you are serious about really designing your house, you need to spend the money and get the real thing.

Punch Software is the #1 home design software for the last 7 years and they have a variety of programs you can buy that cost from $9.99 for the bathroom and kitchen designers all the way up to $499.99 for their most comprehensive offering.

If you are looking for a company who's sole business is house design building software then Punch is the place to go. They have software for all your home design needs including a landscaping program that will help you plan the whole are around your house. They have the most powerful programs on the market by far and you will be amazed at their quality and versatility.

Another option is the 3D Home and Landscape Design Suite. With this inexpensive software progam you can design the inside and outside of your home as well as the landscaping around it. This one is owned by Punch and it is an offshoot of the main company.

Anyone who wants to build your own house online now has the most powerful software options ever. In years past a detailed drawing on paper by an architect would have to do but now the tables are turned and you can do it all yourself online. The good thing is that you don't have to have any prior experience with either of these software programs as they are amazingly user friendly. They are created for the normal person who wants to sit down and start putting their vision on the computer and have it become a reality.