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59. CASE STUDY: Our First Cabin with Sarah Victoria & Matt Ng

Here's what you'll learn:

  • Sarah and Matt's story and inspiration.

  • Buying plans on the internet. 

  • What's not included in online plans. 

  • How much research you should be doing as a first time builder. 

  • Building a traditional cabin with non traditional materials. 

  • Project Highlight of the Week: Our First Cabin!

“The first step we took with our plans was speaking to an architect.”

-Matt Ng, Our First Cabin

Show Notes:

  • 0:30 - Introduction to episode 59  and Sarah Victoria and Matt Ng.

  • 1:56 - What inspired their build. 

  • 4:21 - Project Highlight of the week: Our First Cabin. 

  • 5:13 - Sarah and Matt’s experience buying home plans on the internet.

  • 10:34 - Benefits of buying plans for first time builders.

  • 13:22 - Everything that goes into customizing plans. 

  • 16:05 - What was not included in the pre-drawn plans.

  • 17:48 - What happens under the ground is just as important as above ground. 

  • 19:34 - Incorporating innovative materials to save money. 

  • 24:00 -  How doing your research impacts your project. 

  • 27:00 - Triple pane windows. 

  • 30:10 - Alternatives to basement foundations. 

  • 34:15 - Would they do it again? And what would they do differently?

  • 38:25 - How building a home strengthens a relationship. 

  • 43:53 - Concluding thoughts for ep. 59. 

Make sure to follow Our First Cabin on Instagram and Youtube to stay up to date with all that Sarah and Matt are doing.

Look out for a booking link for Our First Cabin in spring of 2024 - after mud season.

Supplementary episodes for today's conversation:

Buying Home Plans On The Internet: Who Can You Trust And What Is LegitWhy You Need An Architect (...Especially If You Think You Don't)Launching Builder Ready Plans: Your Questions Answered

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