DAVID In Wisconsin said:I have lived and been a builder in both kinds of places. Places where the codes are very strict and expensive and places where codes are almost non-exsistant. The funny thing is that there is almost no difference in the quality of the work. One would initially think that strict codes make for better and longer lasting homes. I don't see it. I have personally seen codes that actually have a detrimental effect on the quality and livability of the structure. It would seem that in many areas, codes have become a way to tax the builder and ultimately the homeowner to death.
No building codes where we are here in the country, but as far as the small city in our county - I think they may have some restrictions or zoning laws. Other than that our county is pretty rural. We can build anything we want out here and it's still legal to put in your own septic and drill your own water well. That's actually one of the things that attracted us to this county!whodunit said:I just got to thinking about the fact that our county here in Idaho has no building codes and wondered how much an oddity (or blessing) this is. We do have codes for septic systems, but that's it. Any of your areas free of building codes?