25 Small Sustainable House Plans: Cutaway Drawings — 3 Comments

  1. Owen: We love your website, it is full of great ideas. In your book, do you mention or emphasize roof structure hold down mechanisms? This is one of the most critical items.



    • We emphasize bond beams to help tie the walls together and join the roof. We don’t emphasize roof ties/hurricane ties so much since they’re standard construction. Everybody knows to use hurricane anchors/rafter ties like Simpson anchors. We do emphasize using extra strong hurricane ties in hurricane and tornado regions, but that’s not in the book.

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