(not to steal DD's thread)
Got our estimate from the builder yesterday.
A little higher than expected; but not a deal breaker.
Building this on a 100 acre parcel, so a lot of the cost is road (1000'), getting utilities to the house (water and electric), and septic. Everything that you would typically have if you plopped it down in a subdivision has to be built from scratch.
Not sure what folks think is big or small, but our retirement place is 1954 square feet which is smaller than where we are now.
Probably dig this Summer.
I have about 3 years to get this done.