Our most compact, lowest-price design has a light well (partial open ceiling with skylights) over the kitchen, room for a kitchen island or peninsula, room for a full-size washer and dryer (stacked), and a full stair to the storage attic.
With an optional shed dormer (full-length or half-length), the loft can serve as a den or office. You can also add a light tunnel over the bath or stairs. The upstairs storage area can be left unfinished, or you can add a knee-wall partition to isolate the storage area toward the eaves and leave the loft area uncluttered.
The end wall on the living room side can have a large window as shown in the sketch, or it can have an optional 2 × 6 foot bay window. All homes have a south-facing roof that is wired to accept a photovoltaic array. The overhang is designed to allow full winter sun to warm the insulated concrete floor but to provide shade from the summer sun.
On the bedroom side, there is a shared, soundproof wall with the adjacent home. Depending on the specific home selected, there may be room for a window on this wall too
You have the option of adding a patio or porch on the north side. The north side is the front of your house if your home is south of the courtyard. It is in the back of your house if you are on the north side of the courtyard.
All homes have the kitchen on the north, whether that is the front or the back of the home.