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Taking Breaks and Staying Focused | Is $elf Building Worth It? | Ep 18

Welcome to our blog! We're thrilled to have you join us as we take a reflective dive into the world of self-building. In this post, we'll share our experiences, insights, and valuable resources for anyone considering or currently embarking on their own self-building adventure.

But before we dive in, let me direct your attention to a couple of resources we have available. First up, our architectural design firm, Back Forty Buildings. Whether you're envisioning a stick frame, post frame, or steel frame barndominium, we've got you covered. Check out the description for more details. Additionally, we've got a vibrant DIY community on Patreon. It's a space for self-builders, DIY enthusiasts, and anyone eager to learn and share experiences. We offer monthly live sessions, a supportive community, and insights from industry experts. If you're seeking answers to your specific questions, Patreon is the place to be.

Balancing self-building with everyday life

Setting the Scene:

Let's rewind to November 16th, 2019. This was a pivotal time for us, and as we look back, we'll reminisce on what life was like when we first published the video that sparked our journey.

Reflecting on Challenges and Triumphs:

As we share our journey, we'll touch on the challenges and triumphs we encountered along the way. From initial plans and unexpected costs to the evolution of the self-building landscape, we'll explore it all. We'll revisit the moments of uncertainty, the exhilarating breakthroughs, and the valuable lessons learned through trial and error.

Challenges of self-building a home

Taking Breaks and Staying Focused:

Self-building is a demanding endeavor, both physically and mentally. We'll discuss the importance of taking breaks while staying focused on the end goal. Balancing timelines, budgets, and personal commitments can be challenging, but finding the right rhythm is key. We'll share anecdotes from our own experiences, highlighting the important balance between productivity and taking breaks.

Sharing Insights and Tips:

Throughout our journey, we've learned valuable lessons and developed efficient strategies. We'll share insights and practical tips for navigating the self-building process, from managing tasks to staying organized and leveraging available resources. Whether you're a seasoned builder or a novice enthusiast, there's something for everyone in our treasure trove of knowledge and wisdom.

Self-built barndominium

Closing Thoughts:

As we wrap up, we invite you to explore the resources mentioned and continue following our journey. Join us next week for an in-depth discussion on cost—a critical aspect of any self-building project. Thank you for joining us on this adventure, and remember to subscribe for more insightful content!


We hope you enjoyed this reflective journey through the world of self-building. Stay tuned for more blog posts where we'll continue sharing our experiences, insights, and expertise.

Thank you,

MR Post Frame


MR Post Frame Patreon

Patreon Group:

Interested in tackling your build on your own? If you want to explore the possibility of being your GC or self-building, our Patreon membership is for you! It's a community of like-minded people offering support, discounts, Q/A, and more.

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