Hi! So we are about to start building our dream home! We have never built before nor have any background in building, so this is as exciting as it is ominous! We are posting here looking forward to some much needed experienced advice, thanks in advance! So a bit about us… We have acreage in the Adelaide hills which has beautiful Rolling hill views to the north north east. It has a slope of 10:1. We will be building completely off the grid and not connected to mains water. We are married with one young child and hopes of possibly one more at the most.... So far we have found a design that we like with a reputable project builder. We have altered the plan a reasonable amount and pretty much got something close enough to what we want.... We think! We are also meeting with a more custom builder, with the hope to decide between the two types of builders soon. We think this will be the most important decision we will have to make in this process and don't want to stuff it up! We have a reasonably tight budget for the house that we want to end up with and are worried about costs blowing out with a custom builder, but equally worried about not getting the finished product we want with a project builder. I have attached the plan that we are looking at at present.