Basement or no basement in home?
We are looking to build a small home in rural Iowa and wondering if others in Northern USA have built homes with no basements. It is my understanding that homes were built with basements up north due to cold weather and water lines needing to go through basement to avoid freezing.
We are looking at building a very efficient 2 bedroom plus another room for exercise equipment and computer. Possibly a log home but not sure on that. We would prefer everything to be on one level but may go with two level if stairs are not too steep.
The reason we are thinking no basement is to save on cost of house.