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Houses and Hills

   I have always been a fan of the concepts around incorporating your house with the surrounding environment.  For those of us in Portland Oregon, the downtown side of the ‘West Hills’ is a good place to think about this. 

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     Instead of a house on a hill (using stilts more than anything else), how about a house built into the hill?  All you can see from the outside is the huge glass windows and maybe a deck or two.

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   Even in more rural and suburban areas this can be accomplished easily enough.  Build down, instead of up and everyone can have a nice sized yard instead of a grassy border around a giant structure. 

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   Some day, this may become a familiar phrase…’Sure, we can go out as soon as I finish mowing my roof’

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