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My Ideal project specifications

In order to start out with a reasonable idea of what needs to be included in the design, I’ve laid out a few key must-haves below.

  • min 1100 square feet, desired 1400 to 1500
  • amenities : Air conditioning, refridgerator, washer/dryer, heat
  • ventilation : natural with possible skylight ventilation
  • waterproofing : neoprene and/or pitch
  • drop ceiling for running utilities, design for a 9′ interior ceiling plus 1-2′ for running utilities/ventilation overhead
  • flooring : flat stained concrete for most living areas, maybe carpet in bedroom/master bath
  • construction materials : concrete (some re-inforced as necessary)
  • exterior: normal siding, with a runoff roof covering the front patio and concrete portions
  • 2 Bedroom, large central living area, kitchen with pass-through to living area, office, storage/washer/dryer/utilities room with access to the internal AC and ventilation systems.
  • Roof: 4″ to 6″ of insulation, then several layers of EPDM or neoprene waterproofing, then a gravel layer.
  • The site will be 5-10 acres of land, with at least the house area on a south-facing slope