Learn a lesson from the 3 little pigs and use bricks.
Building one's own house on your own is a daunting task, doing it with little money can make the task even more daunting. Firstly, keep your dream list for the house in check and maintain an economical budget. Secondly, instead of trying to buy a bigger house, invest in adding special touches in your home, which add charm and uniqueness. It will be a lot cheaper than buying a bigger house and it will also stand out. Thirdly, while searching for a plot, employ a lot of patience and thoroughly check the builder and the plot before hastily buying it. Fourthly, browse through many décor magazines or home design websites and hire an architect to make your vision come true, economically. It will save a lot more money if you employ an architect rather than trying to do it yourself. Fifthly, since building a house is such a formidable task, it is best if one doesn't take up the task of being in charge as it will be less economical and more daunting. It is better to be in constant communication with the builder and be up to date about the progress of the building of the house.