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Building on Steep Slopes

Your Free Guide to Understanding Mountain Home Design

This guide is designed specifically for building in the mountains. It was written to help you understand what questions to ask and what areas you should inquire about when selecting your mountain lot. In Western North Carolina, approximately 47% of Residential lots for sale can be described as steep or sloping, therefore, it’s important to know how building in the mountains varies from other areas in the country.

What questions should I ask the builder?

Can I use a pre-designed home plan?

Does it cost more to build on a slope?

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We have compiled a series of free guides with the best information for designing a mountain home. We've written about our insight as mountain home architects about how to create a personalized and heartfelt home. We offer expert advice about topics like building on steep slopes, mountain home building costs, and building homes for the mountain weather.