What area are you in ? My brother is a custom builder and could maybe recomend someone . Also sells modular homes . IF you get the right modular it is a great home ! Get it in about 6 weeks and just stand it up and move in ! Unless someone rips you , you can save a lot of money on a modular too . Not trying to push you that way but it is quick and easy and more dependable then a contractor ! You would need a contractor of some kind anyway . You need to do driveway , septic, foundation, heating , plumbing , etc. and the finish work to the house and yard . Lot of permits and stuff too . For you to do it yourself would take at least 3 times longer to do ,unless you can quit work for a year !
Alot of contractors are scum bags ! Don't trust them !
get references and use one that is well known and astablished . Small guys tend to crab the money and run .....
GET EVERYTHING IN WRITING !!!! Do not take their word for ANYTHING ! !
Find out who they are going to sub contract to for everything and check them out too . (Masons , electricians , plumbers, etc.)
And don't pay too much in advance for no work done .
Make sure they are going to do your work on time and not be doing 10 other jobs at the same time !!
If you can find a good contractor ,It would be the easiest thing for you unless you have a LOT of time on your hands ! The other thing is most people tend to burn out quick ! The first week is fun and real cool buiding your own house but after a few months of the same thing everyday you loose the drive .
Just my .02 . Best of luck with it , JOE