I built an 1800 square foot home for around 55000 in material. I already had land, and labor was free or on the barter system (fellow contractors). $30,000 might be possible, but only under the same conditions.BugmanBCE said:If I get a lot in the city and build to code, how much house can you get for $30k? A dog house? Hoping for over 750 square feet, no frills. Would like it to be decent enough and big enough to not be dehumanizing. 2 bed 1 bath, kitchen and living room. I was thinking a square house about 30x30 or 28x28 might be simple enough. Could consider just 1 bedroom if that helps. Could probably do pier and beam if that is cheaper. It's sort of a charity project, so don't laugh too hard. I expect $30k might be a difficult budget to operate under, that's why I am looking to you guys to determine feasibility.