Always had a desire to build your dream home (no matter the size) then ask yourself three very important questions first: Why, When and Where. Everyone’s answer to these three questions will be completely unique to themselves, but either way you must answer why you want to build your own home. When could be as simple as when will I have the means or budget to do so and the ultimate Where? The where has a bigger impact than you might imagine. Municipalities have strict Rules and Regulations and By-laws that must be adhered to. Will it be a City lot with extensive set back and side yard requirements, curb cut ins, hook up to municipal services or will it be a country property with requirements for well and septic install and lands requiring conservation and environmental approvals. The building envelope and zoning can be the most challenging part of any custom build and hence it is so important to understand the design and type of home you would like to construct.