Thought I would share for those who may be looking for affordable homes with decent space for the family- Menards just opened a store 1/2 hour from us. The flyer showed they carry "house kits and plans". Had t check it out and see the pricing. The Cabin retreat is perfect for us as a family of 5. We found a home under the "vacation homes" chapter which they carry the blueprints in store for just $20- it includes a material list which can be taken to any home lumber store for a price quote. It is shown as a 1243sq foot home with 2 bedrooms downstairs and a loft room upstairs. The total price for complete package is about $29,000! Of course thats not "built", but calling around later for pricing on having someone frame it up and other bits we are not able to do ourselves. (With a few small inexpensive tweaks, it will be perfect and affordable- such as flooring in the loft above the kitchen/living room for another bedroom, add another bathroom to the upstairs between the 2 rooms directly above the 1st floor one, remove the 2 closets downstairs for a larger master bedroom and small laundry room to the stairwell wall. Nothing with structure other then adding the floor to the open loft.) From my past experience, it would costs about $40,000 (at the most for our area but it could be much less) just for the labor to build the complete materials package. So its worth checking out. We are going back to buy the blueprints next week. They also have a redesign center for the homes. I will be checking into pricing for the service and to see about how much it would add to the package price for the extra materials. I have looked into many different home kits to accommodate our family needs and as of now, this is so far the best price by far. Its worth checking out if your in the market for a simple yet comfortbale home for your young or not so young family.