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A frequent traveler’s guide to building a new home

So, how do you go about building one if you’re always on the road? Well, here are a few tips to help you create a new home that will fit your on-the-go lifestyle.

Being a frequent traveler comes with a lot of perks. More than raking up mileage points and other rewards, traveling allows you to see new places and enjoy different cultures. Travel can be fun, exciting, and anything in between. It enriches your life with memories and experiences. 

But no matter where your bucket list or business appointments take you, you’ll always find yourself coming back to a familiar destination—home. 

Staying in a suitable place won’t do, as you’ll need something more permanent to qualify as your home. After all, having one on your own can provide several benefits to any seasoned traveler. For one, a house serves as a respite from a long journey. Aside from that, your home can also renew your energy and prepare you for your next adventure. 

So, how do you go about building one if you’re always on the road? Well, here are a few tips to help you create a new home that will fit your on-the-go lifestyle.

Home building tips for the frequent traveler 
Building a new home requires time and careful planning. Because of this, you might need to set aside your travel plans to focus on your new build. 

However, if you find yourself in a plane or a car even before you begin, it’s helpful to check out this home building guide so you can understand and make decisions before and during the construction. 

While you’re at it, you should also contemplate the following. This way, you’ll be prepared to tackle your home-building project when you’re no longer saddled with travel commitments.

1. Examine your budget 
Money not only takes you to the far corners of the globe, but it can also give you a roof over your head when you’re not traveling. As you’re building from scratch, you’ll need to determine how much you’ll spend for the entire construction, including labor, materials, permits, etc. 

To begin with, make sure you have enough, so you won’t have to divert your travel fund into your home construction. If you’re short on budget, you may need to postpone your vacation plans or find other ways to fund your new home.

2. Explore home design 
Once you know the estimates, you can choose a home design that will fit your needs. Do you want it as a mere lounge area before you hop on to another plane, or do you want to give it a homey feel that will make you linger before another road trip? 

Do you desire a lovely or functional home? Luckily, several home designs incorporate form and function and work best for frequent travelers. 

Tiny homes are currently popular because they’re very versatile and affordable. You get the basic amenities in a simple setup and with less maintenance. Tiny houses are great for solo travelers and couples who want a functional living space. 

If you want something more spacious, a cozy cabin is a suitable alternative. It's great for couples and small families who want to enjoy weekend getaways or spur-of-the-moment road trips. Whether you envision a mountain log cabin, stick-built, or modular, cabins are affordable and beautiful options for your new home. 

Larger homes also make great choices if you plan on building a new home for yourself and your family. They have enough space for everyone and can work well for casual travelers who plan yearly holidays or prefer to plan their travels.

3. Communicate with your contractor  
The actual building comes next after your select your design. While it’s best to oversee the construction personally, business trips or vacation plans may require you to do otherwise. If this happens, you’ll need to stay in constant communication with your contractor to ensure everything goes as planned. 

Phone calls or emails can help you track their progress. You may even ask for photos or videos to check how far they’ve gone in building your dream home. 

4. Ensure home security 
Apart from your home’s aesthetics, home security is also a must. You’ll need someone to look after your home while you’re away to make sure no one breaks in and damages your new home. If not, technology can keep your house, family, and valuables safe. 

You can integrate security tech during the final phase of your home construction. Learn how to operate your home’s security installations—cameras, lights, sensors, doorbells, etc. It would be best if you also considered connecting them with smartphone apps so you can monitor your new home from anywhere. 

Before you book another flight, it’s best to request a walk-through from your technician. They can determine any lapses in your home security and modify it to ensure protection until your safe return.

Build away 
Seeing much of the world out of passion or due to your profession is a great advantage. However, it can become a challenge if you’re building a new home. Keeping in touch with your contractor throughout the home building process ensures your new home turns out as planned—beautiful, functional, and secure.

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