Apr 07, 2021 5:29 pm
We were looking at some land, very sloping, 20 degree elevation throughout the property (street level is the start of the incline, with the highest point at the back of the lot).
It's sitting on a rock base and in order to get a view, we'd need to build near the back of the land.
A search on the forums indicates the best approach is to build on posts and a steel floor, or go split level. We won't go for flattening the entirety of the lot.
My question is, is it worth it? There is another lot nearby that is less sloped, maybe half the slope, buy as a result has half the view. It's of course, also more expensive.
I'm leaning to the one with the better view, but I want to hear your tales of hope (or despair) when building your home. What should I look out for, any top tips or advice?
Re: Building on very sloping land, is it worth it?2
Apr 07, 2021 11:06 pm
Is the view worth it? Is the difference in price between the 2 worth the better view? Do you have the money to go for a custom build?
At least the street is a the front, it makes it a bit easier. As long as you don’t need to remove much rock, it’s better as the foundations don’t need to be deep.
Re: Building on very sloping land, is it worth it?4
Apr 07, 2021 11:34 pm
Something like this is always going to come down to price. It's going to need to be custom and it's not going to be cheap.
If you think the view is worth it, and your budget allows, go for it.
Also keep on mind not only the initial quote, but projects like these tend to blow out quite a bit more throughout the build. So have a good buffer.
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