Our most popular size 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 second floor.
With an optional shed dormer (full-length or half-length), there’s room for an office or playroom or additional storage upstairs in addition to the bedroom. You can also eliminate the upstairs bedroom and bath for additional storage or studio space without the added cost of a dormer. You can add a light tunnel over the bath or stairs. The upstairs 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 of some B homes can have a large flat window or an optional 3 × 10 foot bay window. For some B homes with a shared wall, a smaller window is possible. 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, some homes have a shared, soundproof wall with the adjacent home. Other homes can have a window in that wall.
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.