After a lifetime of home building (40+ years, 32 as a licensed professional...22 in Florida)...I'm done.
My State Certified license is due for renewal next month, and I will not renew. It is bittersweet, as obtaining the license is no easy task. And it's been my passion. But at some point I knew I had hit a brick wall (no pun intended) and needed to get out.
My newest home is nearing completion...and we plan on staying in this one longer than a year or two for a change (I'll probably die in this one, serious). Wife and I have lived in 12 new homes over the past 25 years...time to quit dropping buoys and drop anchor.
I will still do small jobs that do not require permitting, mostly out of the new shop I am currently building. Basically, I'm quiting home building...and I'm going to build bird houses and book shelves
...slower pace...no stress...time to put her on auto pilot and ride the tide.
I don't believe any here know me personally...and some probably could care less. But I have enjoyed the past 2 years here on this forum...and I enjoy many of the members posts/thread here. So...I thought I'd share another perspective from an old guy.
pic of the new home for your visual enjoyment:
Part of this ambitious project...
my own little compound with 1900 sq ft 3br-2ba 2car gar main house...26'X36' wood shop and 800 sq ft 1br-1ba guest cottage (for M-I-L), all on a wooded 1/2 acre double lot: