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Building your own house: the challenge of a lifetime
  • 52'
  • Author : Elise Richard
  • 18-05-2010
  • Master : 1895

Building your own house: the challenge of a lifetime | 90' Enquêtes | TMC

Owning a home is a dream that tempts many of the French. And yet, only half of them achieve it. Financial crisis, unemployment, tight budget: today, owning a home is proving very difficult. When you want to become a homeowner without ruining yourself, one solution is to build a house yourself. In France around 7% to 8% of new homes are built by their owners. Is self-build really within every one?s grasp. What precautions should be taken and what traps are to be avoided when you plunge into this type of construction? And most important, is it really viable?