“Throughout the summer, I kept track of my expenses here.
$9513–Not all that accurate as it includes costs that aren’t really valid, such as the cost of my tent.
$8068–The total cost of materials and labor. It still includes some things that maybe shouldn’t be there, like the water tank. I’ve broken it down to smaller expense categories as well.
Windows and Doors, Including Frame/Lintel: $1075
Wall Material: $425
Roof/Ceiling Material: $2390
Foundation Material: $1050
Plumbing, Including Cistern ($740): $888
Having broken it down, I would say it cost $5743 for materials–excluding labor, excavation and the cistern. Given that it’s about 500 square feet that translates to $11.5/sq. foot! Including the above excluded, it would come to $16/sq foot. I haven’t finished it yet, so costs such as the gutter, indoor plumbing, including the water pump, solar panels and sand to finish the plaster, amongst many other things, have yet to be added in.”