Garage on a slope
We are building on a steep slope in the mountains of NC. The house is long and thin out of necessity, with the garage on one end. One issue I had with the plan(which is early in the process now)was the garage on the first level with a huge space beneath it on the lower level(which has 2 bedrooms as well). I don’t need the extra space, nor do I want to insulate it and condition it forevermore. I think the insulation detail(the poured concrete pan, the steel beams, etc.) will be tough. So, I was looking around at alternatives and found the solution in the picture I attached. I found several other garages like this but without the bridge. My builder said it would be cheaper to construct than poured walls/conditioned space below as the preliminary plans call for now. Does anyone have any comments on this particular method of building a garage? I am a flatlander so this is all new to me. If you have any experience with the original setup(garage over conditioned basement), I would appreciate that as well.
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