Adventures in Home Building


by Melissa Carrigee




Adventures in Home Building

Written from a woman’s point of view, this invaluable home construction guide will help women navigate through the often-difficult and confusing process of building a new home.

Book Description

If you’re a woman facing the prospect of building a home, you’re probably dealing with lots of questions and choices. It’s easy to be overwhelmed, but not necessary! Drawing on her experiences in home construction, author Melissa Carrigee helps you easily navigate through the process with Adventures in Home Building: Written From a Woman’s Point of View.

Written in clear, easy-to-understand terms, Carrigee shares her thoughts on general contractors, dealing with sub-contractors, and building her own home with her husband. She also offers a construction timeline, shows you what to expect during the different building stages, and covers key areas of construction, including:

  • Plots and plans

  • Foundation work

  • Framing, insulation, and drywall

  • Cabinets and countertops

  • Painting and millwork

  • And much more!

Building a house can be one of the most rewarding—yet frustrating—experiences of your life. Don’t let unnecessary mistakes spoil the enjoyment of your future home. With Adventures in Home Building, you’ll be prepared to handle any decision or crisis that comes your way!


          Melissa Carrigee is a resident of Diamondhead, MS, where she lives with her husband and two sons.  She currently works with her husband in his construction business although she is not allowed to use any of the power tools...yet.

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