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