I'm an artist, a creative person..I love beauty but, bless his heart, my husband's devotion to this does not match mine. I would like to build a house for the first time, from scratch..even from found materials, would be fine..there's enough on this property to do it. I wish his ex had not pushed to build this house, it is all wrong for me function-wise, and worse there is a mortgage now. I have dreamed of designing my own house since I was a teen. I would at least be able to redesign the one I have so I can
enjoy it, and so it feels like mine. Right now, it doesn't feel like 'mine', nor is it functional to my needs, in fact, it fights me, lol.
My favorite style:
Charming, whimsical, no more than six stairs to another level (tricky), unconventional, no drywall, no 8' ceilings, alternative heating and cooling, solar/wind-powered, generator back-up, a 100-year roof, remote, secure location, off the radar, in a moderate weather zone and away from natural threats like earth quake, etc., mostly one level living, self-reliance-capable, including having a garden and farmette. Simple, cottage, chalet-like, all natural materials, artistically unique. I know, it's a lot to ask. But look again, it's actually the cheaper way to go if I did a cob house or a log-end home, or a soddie roof.