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orientation, room planning and placement

Lightweight design, being less reliant on solar access and absorption, provides much greater
flexibility in a range of areas:


Less restriction is placed on the siting, design, layout and zoning of homes. Northern orientation of living areas or feature windows is not as critical.

privacy and security  

Curtains and blinds can be kept closed during the day, providing privacy and security from prying eyes.

landscape design freedom  

Solar absorption parameters need not restrict landscape designs, tree choice
or placement.

capture views  

Homes can be economically elevated
to capture views.

Also, street appeal is enhanced when a home is built up off the ground:

street appeal
street appeal