Before we finalize...
About a year ago, I first posted some preliminary plans for feedback and I am grateful for the comments I received. Circumstances forced us to put things on hold, but thankfully, we are now ready to move forward! Prior to having final plans/blueprints completed, I would greatly appreciate some fresh eyes offering any thoughts you may have (after looking at this for so long, I worry that I may not be "seeing" something important).
A quick recap: We are a family of three (three year old daughter) living in western NC, hoping to foster/adopt a child in the near future. The goal for our home is for it to be simple and efficient, made with healthy materials, and that it has a great inside/outside connection. The top of the plan is oriented south to take advantage of passive solar heating and mountain views.
Thanks in advance for any feedback you are willing to offer!