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Ranger Homes Inc
That's a good question @risris! The other major considerations for cost are roofing (based on slope) and insulation/venting. The author has done a great job of addressing both these items. Designing for a conventional shingled roof (4:12 or steeper) with sufficient depth in the structure for batt or blown-in insulation and a vented air space above gives a very economical design and construction (identical or lower cost than a gable). The cost would only increase if the slope decreases - necessitating a low or flat-roofing application, or if the joists are very shallow - thus requiring rigid or spray-foam insulation.

As an Engineer, designer and contractor, we love the shed roof for simplicity, versatility, durability and architectural longevity.
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hahamoley
Nice looking structures!

I have a house with five shed roofs - all low slope and metal clad. It looks somewhat like the last picture in form. Our problem has been how to properly ventilate the two sheds that join the taller structure. We'll be replacing one roof this spring because of spongy wood caused by moisture built-up.
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soufyaan
Wonderfull n impressive
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thatnameistaken
Regarding the atrium; one can't always afford to strip it down to the unspoiled, virgin beginnings and start over. If they needed indoor space, it was a better decision to move ahead and refine what was there into updated, usable space. The finished product makes use of the kitchen/living/dining space nicely.

I do think all-white interiors always come off as unfinished and unimaginative, though. My only criticism would be that the ceiling would have been nice left in it's natural wood finish. I think it would have added a subtle contrast to the white everywhere else.
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midmodfan
No wonder they are still there -- the house is adorable!
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thatnameistaken
'Tyson is a professional painter...'

How ironic.
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