to build a new house over say maybe a 10 year period? How long could a foundation sit "waiting" after being poured? I think I would like just a slab foundation. What are the pros and cons of a slab? I want the house to be low to the ground so there will be no steps to the outside. I also thought a slab would be good for thermal mass. I want to build a block 2 story home on it and add a fake brick to it later. The 1st level would be about 965 sq. feet. Upstairs maybe 400-600 sf. What would the cost be on the slab foundation in NE Ohio? My reason for doing it this way is credit and cost. I have no credit so can't get it financed. I have my cottage I can live in for now (that's falling apart piece by piece) that is on the same lot. I have 3 lots side by side, the cottage sits on one end lot, I want to build on the middle lot. And I figure everything is just going to go up and up in price so maybe I could buy piece by piece now and build over the years. Had I started 10 years ago, I could have been done already:D! If I just save the money I'll end up spending it on something else in the meantime plus with the costs going up all the time I'll have to keep saving more and more. Plus I'd feel like I was actually acomplishing something by seeing it evolve a little at time. What do you think?