47. Breck Designed His Own Home, And Now He’s Building It
“I really, truly believe in what I am trying to do right now. Until you build it (houm) people will never understand what I’ve worked on the last 7-8 years.”
-Breck Crandell (Director of Design)
0:30 - Introduction to Episode 47 & Cochrane Home.
3:19 - Is Breck building a container home?
7:39 - Why being an architect didn’t give Breck the advantage he thought he’d have.
8:15 - Challenges of the Detroit Land Bank Authority.
10:59 - When to introduce yourself to neighbors as a developer.
13:15 - However long you think your timeline is, double it.
15:40 - The permit process through an architect’s pov.
20:00 - Why getting a building permit isn't the end of the story.
21:30 - Getting approval on loans & specialized contracts.
23:07 - Challenge of getting a construction loan and the right of lien.
29:30 - Persisting in order to change the industry.
33:40 - Building proof of concept is important.
35:27 - Finding the right people to support your project.
38:30 - Concluding thoughts for Episode 47.
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