Move the stand-ins around the ground plan to discover what arrangements work. Making a mid-century modern couch work in a Colonial manor house requires a certain skill set. To avoid the Alice-in-Wonderland effect, make sure the design includes strong, vertical architectural elements such as a chimney and towering windows. A house with no character is just a shell; without an interior design, it's not a home but a collection of parts.
The first thing you need to know about building a house with an attached home is that both structures must be built according to code. There are different codes for residential construction and for commercial buildings. The most important factor in deciding how to build your house is finding a structural engineer who knows how to apply your house's particular design within the requirements of the general building code. For example, walls should be able to support the weight of people walking along them without collapsing. Floors should be stable enough to serve as a foundation for other parts of the building. Windows should be open to the air outside but closed off from the inside by security bars or glass if needed for privacy. Doors should allow heat and air exchange while keeping out pests and the weather.
After code approval, you can move on to choosing materials and working on the floor plan. If you're building a new house from scratch, this may mean hiring a architect or designer to help you create something unique.
House made of planks (stands on wooden poles) is called pichhaya kuthir.
This type of house is usually found in rural areas where timber is available. The poles are usually cut from a single tree and the roof is thatched with coconut leaves or other materials.
There are two varieties of plank houses: those with daub walls and those with wattle-and-daub walls. The daub version is simply made by filling a frame with clay and stone dust mixed with water; when dry, it's said to be as strong as steel. The wattle-and-daub house has internal posts inside the structure which support the roof. These posts are covered with strips of wood woven together with mud or daub for extra strength.
Both types of house can be made more secure by chinking the exterior with a mixture of clay and grass seeds. This makes the house more fire resistant and also helps sound travel through the building so anyone banging on the door or yelling outside will hear people inside.
In time, these houses become one with the earth and can be hard to see from far away.
After all, when you opt to construct your own home, you get to make all of the decisions. That means you can design the exact plan, choose the number and kind of rooms, choose all of the finishes, and even include an indoor pool, aquarium wall, or staircase slide. The only limit is your imagination and financial resources.
When you build your own home, you have more control over the end result than with many other options available today. You can create a home that fits your needs now and future-proof it by updating or adding to it later. Or you can move into something that's already ready to live in. The choice is yours!
The advantage of building your own home is that you can select everything from the layout to the materials used. If you want a certain feature in the house, such as a balcony, pond, or garage, you can include it in the plans. Your builder will likely be able to help determine what types of features are easy or hard to find in commercial buildings and which ones most people want/need. He or she will also be able to advise you on any other issues relevant to building your dream home.
You should consider how much experience you have with building things before choosing this option. If you aren't sure whether you want to take on this task yourself, it's best to hire someone who has done this type of work before.