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Differences Between Building On A Lake VS. In The Country

Planning Your Lot & Home, Building Your Home


Living outside of the hustle and bustle of city life, even if it is only for a weekend, is a peaceful thing. The quiet of cottage life lets you listen to the sound of chirping birds and, if you live near a river or lake, the sound of rushing and lapping water. Sunrises are especially beautiful away from the city.

When you are building your home, the location is significant. The best choice depends on what you want from your new abode. So what are the differences between building a home on a lake versus just in the peaceful countryside? Let’s discuss some of the main differences now:

Access Points

In certain instances, you will have to consider the access points to your new home. Homes and cottages in the country can be accessed normally, though sometimes you will have to contend with long, dirt roads. You can likely get away with just washing your car more often in this case.

However, building a home on the lake can present additional challenges in terms of access, both during and after the building process. Some lakefront property can only be accessed by boat or other watercraft (like a canoe), especially if your home will be on an island. It is important, therefore, to consider how you will get all the materials for the build to the location—or even if you want to build it onsite.

Prefab modular homes can be a great deal of help in scenarios like this, since the construction process takes place in a facility and you will only have to deal with transporting the home once.

Weather During the Build

Of course, weather is often a factor during the build if you choose to have a contractor manufacture your home onsite. The difference between building a home in the country or on a lake is that the lake often offers more unpredictable weather. This might translate to increased delays, depending on what occurs.

The good news is that if you are worried about delays during the building of your new home or cottage, prefab modular homes offer the safety and speed of the building process taking place indoors. This means no delays because of weather, no matter where your home ends up!

Style of Home

Where you want your home has a significant influence over its design and style, though it might not seem like it initially. For instance, the style of home in the woods will likely be a lot different than a home in the city or even a home on the lake. You might want more wood and rustic finishes in the woods, but a lot more windows near a lake. This has a significant influence over the building process and the materials you will need, both for homes built onsite and for the prefab modular variety.

This has been a great experience for us to date.Greg & Sherrie