I have been working as a contractor and new home builder for quite some time and it seems like every person that I have ever met has always dreamed of building their own home. If you’re reading this article, there is a really good chance that you fall into this category and have either built your own home or are interested in learning how to build one.Let me give you a heads up, whether you’ve been through the process once, twice or this is your first time. Be prepared for anything to happen. I have seen the best plans, by the best architects, engineers and contractors suffer as they run into problems that they had never even thought of.This isn’t like going to the store and buying a pre-assembled product, or even one that requires assembly. The list is too long for me to tell you, every single thing that has happened to me, or some story that another home builder has told me, throughout the years, about some sort of difficulty that he had while building a new home.I have seen it rain for days, causing the plywood to fall apart and need to be removed and replaced, there’s also been times during the summer, when it has gotten so hot, that you could hardly pick up your tools or operate the heavy equipment. I have seen problems between professionals who couldn’t get along, fights between workers, fire sprinklers go off and saturate the entire home with water and almost everything else, that you wouldn’t think would happen, but when it actually does, you’re not that surprised. It would be just another thing that happened.So, don’t plan on everything, working out, be prepared and be ready to do battle with anything that happens along your home building adventure.