We just purchased 50 acres and want to build a smaller home (1200-1400 sq ft) as inexpensive, tasteful and safe as possible. We have looked at log cabin plans and have found them to be very expensive. I was curious about using concrete blocks and whether it would be cost effective.?? Additionally, would we still save money if we stucco over the blocks (inside and out) for appearance?? If so, are there any good plans and/or builders in the Northwest GA to accomplish this?