Here are the first sketches and lay-outs of our home. After reviewing some schematic options and giving our input to the architect, he created the following sketch based on the lay-out concepts we liked the most. It’s cool to see the design come to life.
Why build a small house? There are multiple ways to answer this question. Why build a small house at all or why not a tiny or a big house? So here are our reasons for choosing a small sustainable home: Cost
After looking at different rating systems for sustainable houses, learning about sustainability of homes and our own beliefs in what a sustainable house is we came up with 10 sustainability goals for our home. We could have gone for one goal like a passive house