A friend sent me this article after I told him my summer plans. I thought it was a pretty cool read.

I hope there is a way to standardize the process yet still leave room for creativity. There is nothing wrong with a custom built home, but it is always going to be very labor intensive, which means you build it yourself slowly, you employ some sort of habitat for humanity style building, or you end up paying more (unless you can do what he has done, and find a few minimum wage workers).

http://www.nytimes.com/2009/09/03/garden/03recycle.html