Originally Posted by DrAndy
Originally Posted by benlovesnuk
To me it seems a bit strange to take something that is well fit together(like a wood building) and change the shape.
If the shape suits your purposes, fine
Quite often that is not the case,so a different design can be built from the good old wood and still be an excellent building
The shape fits because its a guesthouse, and we only need 1 bedroom and ensuite inside with a bit of space and light. The exterior bits that we are adding like terrace and kitchen to the downstairs are what will make it more functional to live in. However the general shape and price of the wood made it an easier option.
If I was going to build something conceptual or designed I would just buy wood as I needed it to suit the design, Often because you are tied to precut lengths when buying a house. I am building from my experience the best way for the purpose of the building we need.
The next 5 months will give us time to change designs and best suit our needs but the ricebarn is the foundation of the guesthouse.
Thanks for everyones interest.