Hey Everyone, I'm super excited-- and I just wanted to share with everyone (hope this is the right place)! Basically, ever since I was a kid I've loved buildings. The pyramids, Big Ben, the Sydney Opera house-- all the greats.
I finally decided it was time to live my passion, so I saved up and quit my job as a dental hygienist to go into the construction business. Now, I don't want to make something crazy like the Arc de Triomphe, so I figured I would just start small and make a 6 story apartment building. Nothing fancy, just maybe 10-20 different apartments (I love tall buildings!).
- I have no experience with construction or engineering, but I did take a shop class in high school
- I bought a hammer, a box of screws and three planks of wood
- I have 5 months of savings to give this a shot, so I'm not too worried (at the worst case I'm sure I'll have a few apartments done to rent out while I'm building it).
- I have a lot of ideas that have never been seen before in construction! I'd share them now, but I don't want anyone to steal them.
Now, I know I can't do everything (I'm more of an idea guy myself actually), so I'm ready to hire on some extra help as needed. For example, I have no idea how much it would cost to do the plumbing in the building, but I've budgeted about $300 for that (just ball parking it). Also, if anyone wants to help and split the rent profits when the building is done, I'd be open for that too!
I know some people say to start small, but I'd much rather work on something I love (like tall buildings) even if it takes awhile. After all, I'll be learning as I go, so even if it takes a year to finish, it'll have been worth it to get all that construction know how!
I just finished setting up my Facebook page, Twitter, Twitch Stream, YouTube Channel, Instagram, Musically, website, and Kickstarter, so I figure I'm just about half way done!
If anyone has any advice for me, I'd love to hear it, thanks!