Hello, my name is Libor and I work as self employed bricklayer.
I decided to build a home for my pregnant wife and our little boy. Nothing big, its just 8meters (26feet)wide 13meters (42feet) long just ground floor and no basement and no garage. Just nice small house for four people. We found cheap but precise architect who drawn all the blueprints and everything. wanted build it by my self so we can save money because construction company’s are very expensive. Everything went fine. We’ve got small piece of land from my parents (900m² or 0.2acre) thank we went to a bank to aks for a mortgage ( 60 000€euros/62000$US)and they accepted and send money to our account. So I borrowed an excavator from a friend and he helped me to excavate all the dirt. I paid him still from my savings because I was saving money from bank for the rest of the material all the concrete and bricks. So I have used most of my savings to start. But in meantime when I wanted to start buying concrete and bricks so I could continue the covid happened and than the Russians invaded ukraine. So the materials went up so high 2x some 3x the price before. So the price of our dream home is now somewhere around 100000euros. Probably impossible to build in this situation. So I bought some concrete and ordered some half the bricks and right now we can’t continue building our home. Im getting less work because even the material for bricklaying is getting expensive so people don’t want it as much so I went down with my prices so now I’m making just 1500euros. And now the food is getting expensive too because the war at ukraine made oil prices go up so all the transportation is more expensive (liter of oil is now 2.2€euros/2.3$us). And energies went also high, gas is very expensive because most of it from Russia.
So now I’m able to pay for our rent and food but we have small flat just two rooms and I don’t know what to do with one kid and other one on the way. We won’t fit in the small flat. Both our parents are also living in small flat. Im able to pay for our rent but now have to buy the cheapest food for my and my wife and some fruit for our little boy. Had to ask my parents to help me pay for energies but can’t do that for too long. So I would like to ask you if you can help us with money we would be great full, so we could at least buy better food and move to bigger flat or start building our home. I’m just being honest situation is getting worst every week. So I’m trying to begg here. If you can, please help us.