I think one of the things that has strengthened and maintained my interest in building homes over the years is the way I tend to look at my projects. I usually do my best to be holistic in my approach to completing the work, and I look at each conversation I have with other professionals as a learning experience and an opportunity for a win-win. I think one of the things I've enjoyed the most about building my own homes is the opportunity to work with other people and learn from their perspective.
Good communication skills and an ability to work well with others are vital traits essential to any successful home builder, but so are the traits of patience and being able to learn from mistakes. If something doesn't go as planned on a project, I don't get discouraged - I try to maximize my time in finding a solution.
I'm excited to be building this super insulated, eco-friendly home because I've gotten to try a few techniques that I've never tried before, like the particular way I designed and built the envelope, and I get to refine some of my existing knowledge, like which professionals I need to work with and in what order. Building this home and every step in between has been a very involved, enriching process so far.
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