I think that the one thing that has surprised me the most is how well this house was built. It has full size lumber even in the sheds attached to the house. Things are so well built that we have changed our minds about tearing down the main shed/garage. You can see the 1X12 boards used to build the roof are in such good shape that it would be a shame to take them down… even if we were going to reuse them. Of course, that means that it saves $$$ too! The plans just continue to evolve as we explore the “insides” of the structures. It’s pretty exciting for us. This picture is the sawdust-filled cold storage shed which is beyond saving.