Building materials and supplies are becoming increasingly popular among Australian expats.
In a series of posts on social media, ExpatHub user Sam Hinton has revealed how to find the right supply of building materials and build your own home.
In this article, Sam shares his tips for finding the best materials and buying the best building materials for your home.
Sam explains that most of the building materials you need to build your home are available in the Australian market.
“I know I’ve had a lot of trouble finding good quality building materials in the States and the United States.
So now I buy my stuff online.””
I used to make my own stuff, but then I found out that it was really hard to find good quality stuff and there were a lot cheaper knock offs out there,” Sam says.
“So now I buy my stuff online.”
Sam says he spends a lot more time online looking for the best quality materials, and says he tries to make sure he’s buying what’s safe.
“When I was growing up I was a big fan of watching old shows like ‘The Simpsons’ and ‘My Fair Lady’,” Sam says, “so I’d go into the shops and buy the stuff that they used to use.”
Sam, who has been living in Australia since 2011, says he loves the way he can keep up with the latest trends and building materials.
“For me, I’m really into DIY, so I think I’ve always wanted to try my hand at it,” he says.
Sam also shares tips on how to build a DIY home.
“Most of the time you just need to go online and look for the right materials, which is pretty simple, and then you can start to make something,” he explains.
“It’s also super helpful to find a good supplier, as you can usually find them by going to your local hardware store and seeing if they have anything that you want.”
Sam’s house is made from recycled materials, like paper, wood and cardboard.
Sam says that when he starts his home renovation, he tries not to get too obsessed with the home.
He’s planning on making some small changes, like putting up a new carpet and adding a new bathroom, but he says he’s confident in his progress.
“You never know what will happen with the house, so you can just be happy with what you’ve got, and make the best out of it,” Sam explains.
Sam’s post has received over 8,000 likes and more than 1,000 shares.
Sam recommends that anyone looking to build their own home, or to be part of a project, get their materials and building plans in before making any decisions.
“If you’re planning on building a new house, you need a lot, you’re not just building a house to be yourself, you are also building a home to make the life of your family better,” Sam said.
Sam hopes his post will help others like him to get the resources they need to start building their own house.
“To be honest, I have never built anything myself,” he admits.
“But I always knew that I wanted to.
I’ve never been an artist, I’ve not always been into photography, but I wanted a home that I could live in, and that was always what I wanted.”
Now I’m making my house and I’ve got a lot going on, so hopefully I can give some people a chance to start their own projects, so that’s the main thing for me,” Sam concludes.