My wife and I sat down for a pow wow to discuss what design to go with. We write down the neg and pos points of all and decided my original was the one to stick with. The fact that the first has the kitchen on the top floor looking at the lake plus there is a deck that also looks over everything too. This design is two story, we hope that the county would accept the Green Rhino way of building and not require too many concrete posts. I did decide that one bathroom is enough so to have one compost toilet. I like the idea of having infloor heating and cooling to eliminate all mechanical ducts. This gives us vaulted ceilings everywhere. I reduced the living square footage to 1314 and slimmed the garage somewhat. The total underroof sq. ft. is 1637.