So I have my land but money has been tight. Since there is no need for me to have a building permit I am doing the construction myself. I decided to go with a pier and beam since it's fairly dry. I have posts in the ground and started on the floor joists. I was browsing the free section on craigslist last week and came across someone giving away a shed. Upon closer reading I discovered this was actually trusses built for a bonus room over a garage. After looking it over in person, I am taking it apart next weekend and erecting what will basically be an A frame on stilts. A little bit of siding is all I have to purchase and I will have a 16x34 house. With the 6x8 and 16x10 sheds I just picked up for $170 that will be plenty of room for me and the dog. Septic is in, well is drilled and all I have to do now is drop the well pump. You can live frugally if you don't mind repurposing materials. Recently went to an estate auction and got a clawfoot tub, 5 cast iron sinks, 2 wood stoves and enough red brick to install 2 stoves all for under $100.