Thought I post here as I did not receive any responses over at SS. I am interested in hearing about people who have built their own PPOR. Of even better interest is those who have had to knock down an existing home in Sydney. A few questions - 1) Did you use an architect or builder ? 2) Did you purchase a 'kit' home from one of the many home building companies ? 3) Which home building companies did you look at ? 4) Which state and how long did council approvals take ? 5) How long did it take to build the home ? 6) If you had to do it again what would you do different ? 7) Would you do it again ? 8) Was quoted build cost accurate or did you run significantly over budget ? Any info on the above will assist me immensely.