Little American House
So I just found this house, built completely of American products: http://abcnews.go.com/blogs/business/2011/10/how-to-build-a-made-in-america-home/.
The total cost, according to the builder, Mr. Lewendal, is only 1-2% higher than it would be if certain parts of the house were sourced from foreign material. It ends up being around 265,000. He says that even if people just increase the amount of American building materials by 5% it will create a lot of jobs. Nice.
How cool is that? When we build someday, I hope my husband and I can do something like this.
Are you making any home repairs or renovations? If you are, ask your local stores to provide you with locally sourced materials.
Here are two of my favorite local companies for building materials, Hancock Lumber and P & K Sand & Gravel. Both are family-owned businesses that are integral to the local economies here in the Lake Region and have each been operating for over thirty years. They provide year round jobs for many local families and take great pride in their work. At these companies you’ll find people that not only care about what they do, they care about you.