As soon as we returned to the States, we were ready to get started. The past 9 months hadn't just been about travel for us, they also involved a great deal of work to get all the "house stuff" lined up for when we got home.
Why the rush? Both of us being teachers meant we had just slightly over 2 months from the time we returned to the time school started in August. This translated to around 9 weeks to complete the house, start-to-finish.
Check out the tabs at the top to learn more about our house (and how we managed to build it in 2 months).