Originally Posted by AlpineYoda
I'm on it! Just trying to figure out where I start building. I really can't taxi a plane from my garage down the street.
The reality is you'll finish it MUCH faster if you can work on it at home. Food is closer. A restroom is closer. The couch and a beer are closer for when you make a mistake. It is easier to heat your garage (or basement) than a hangar. You're always at your house, so it is easy to sneak out into the workshop and spend 5 minutes or 5 hours.
The vast majority of people (not everyone) largely build their airplanes at home and transport them to an airfield for final assembly.
To your other point about the worst case, you're out $4k, you're right. And you should be able to recover part of that on the secondary market.