Two-story home on slab vs. one-story with basement
I'm looking at building a Passive House (or close to it) in Pennsylvania. My kids are teens, so I had considered building a 1-story home and put the kids' bedrooms in a finished basement. I had also considered a boxy 2-story on a slab.
Both arrangements have their pros and cons in terms to materials required (the cost of basement walls vs. more framing/siding/windows, etc.). I don't think a lack of daylighting will be an issue since my kids are only in their rooms to sleep. Anyone have an opinion on the matter?
Thanks in advance!
Posted Mon, 04/16/2012 - 16:10
Edited Mon, 04/23/2012 - 11:23
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