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Building Home - The 5 Step Journey to Building your Best Lifestyle



I'm thrilled you're here because I know that by us coming together you're going to save loads of time, money and stress as you plan to build your new home.  If my brother, sister, uncle, aunt, friend or colleague were planning to build a new home, this is what I would want them to know. The information i'm sharing with you here is exactly what I'd share with the people I care most about so that they could be empowered with the knowledge that would let them have a happy and successful home building experience.

Building a home doesn't take a dream, it takes a plan.  This is the plan you need to live the dream

If you've explored the articles on Build In Oz then you know how building your next home can be a great option.  I’m now thrilled to introduce you to my five-step system for making it happen simply and efficiently. My five-step methodology guides you through the process of planning to build a home that will help you live a great lifestyle.

When using this simple and straightforward system you won’t feel the five fears of building, but instead you’ll feel in control throughout the entire planning process. Ultimately, it will make it possible for you to benefit from the financial advantages of building and help you create a home that is perfect for you and your family.

If you don't have time now to do it right, when will you have the time to do it over?

The 5 Step Journey is an online guide that has been designed to take away the fear, confusion and frustration that can otherwise be felt by families choosing to build.  I'm with you every step of the way and I promise that you're going to love your destination.

So what are we waiting for?  Let the journey begin...



Build In Oz is not a builder and this is not DIY.   This is all about 'planning' to build a home and ensuring that you take the essential 4 steps that you need to before you even think about engaging a builder.  After all, it's during the planning phase of building a home where the big decisions are made and also the where the biggest mistakes are made.  Build In Oz exists to help you avoid those.  We're here to help you have a safe, happy and successful home building experience.  Our purpose is to make sure you build a home that lets your family live their very best lifestyle.

I'm tired of seeing families put their hard earned money at risk, waste their valuable time or feel unnecessary stress. I'm frustrated by the lack of transparency in the home building space and feel passionate about alleviating the uncertainty that families feel when planning to build their new home.

Whilst others will tell you what they want you to know, we'll tell you what you need to know.   Everything that's here on this platform has been designed to help you avoid the very mistakes we see people make again and again.   But now, because you're here, that won't be you.

 A note from Nat

 2003 was a great year.

It’s the year I became a mum.  By 2009, my husband Sam and I had brought four beautiful souls into the world.  These seven years not only gave me the extraordinary gift of motherhood, they also gave me the chance to spend quality time with amazing families from a variety of backgrounds.  During this time, I came to learn that most families shared the frustration of needing to upgrade their home during a time in their life when they could afford it the least.  I could see how families were desperate for a solution that would give them more lifestyle for less.  The flame that sparked my passion for helping families live their best lifestyle was ignited the moment I realised that I knew one way that they could have that.  I knew how to build a new home that could give them that.

And right now, I’m thrilled to be sharing with you how you can have that.  While Build In Oz shows you why you should build a new home, my 5 Step Journey  shares with you exactly how you should plan to build your new home.  The 5 Step Journey  takes you step by step through the process where the destination is you being able to live the best lifestyle that your today budget can afford, be that big or small.  It shows you exactly where to start, where to turn and what to look out for along the way.

So, what are we waiting for?  Let the journey begin…

Nat Stevens

Founder – Build In Oz
Author - Building Home - The 5 Step Journey to Building your Best Lifestyle


You can learn more about the founder of Build In Oz Natalie Stevens at nataliestevens.com.au


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Our philosophy

The happiest of families aren’t the ones who have the best of everything, but they are the ones who make the best of everything they have.

OUR Mission

To help 1000 Australian families per year build a home that lets their family live the very best lifestyle that their budget, environment and personal circumstances will allow.

OUR Purpose

To ensure that every Australian family who chooses to build has the opportunity to be guided by the information and resources that will give them the best chance of having a happy and successful home building experience.
To help Australian families avoid the risk, fear and frustration when planning to build a new home.
To help Australian families maximise their budget to spend their home budget on the areas of their home that will bring their family the most happiness.
To help families live the very best lifestyle that their budget, environment and personal circumstances will allow.

Our vision

That every Australian family who chooses to build a new home has a happy and successful experience.

Our values

  • To inspire others by freely sharing ideas, knowledge and experience.
  • To be true to others through authenticity, transparency and integrity.
  • To understand others by being genuine, ethical and empathic.
  • To nurture others through teamwork, empowerment and respect.
  • To succeed by driving change, innovation and adaptation.
  • To pay it forward to others by being generous in spirit.