Practical Architect Uses Design/Build Skills to Erect Beautiful Family Home for $180,000 Less Than Quoted Price

This is well worth the watch. Houston-based architect Zui Ng used a host of brilliant principles, intelligent design choices and practical money-saving techniques to build a home for himself and his family. From ensuring that he is “a good neighbor,” architecturally speaking, to creating extra living space that’s non-taxable, to knocking $180,000 off of the cost by subcontracting himself, Ng has thought of everything for this “Chameleon Shotgun house.” Watch and learn:

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