I'm personally glad to hear that you want to get into building homes, and I think you can do it. Like the others have said, you just need to do your homework, which I believe you know and have already begun. Make sure you understand the process VERY well, including how much each phase of construction costs, because I hate to say that some subs will try to take advantage of a woman. But I think the fact that you are a woman is a plus for you. You will be dealing alot with women, and they will probably feel more comfortable dealing with you than with a burly male contractor (no offense, guys). I've always seen and believed that if you want to do something bad enough and you're willing to put forth the time and effort, then you will be successful--no doubt about it. So if you really want to make it happen, it will.