"The total cost of construction from clearing land until we were able to move in was about $160,600. This doesn't include the $60,000 to purchase the quarter acre lot. This final cost also does not include Spartan Giordano’s full time labor, which, because he was working for himself, was not tallied. We received $15,100 in rebates and tax incentives bringing the total cost down to $145,500. Using the 145 number, our 1500 square foot house cost $97/SF to build."