For reasons that may, or may not, eventually become clear I知 looking for house plans. The house(s) in question would be built in a third world country which has access to the kind of building techniques and technology we had in the 80痴 i.e. bricks, blocks, concrete, timber etc and the skills to work it but not modern high tech insulation and the like.
Summer time temp can reach 30-35C with snow in the winter and temps down to -5, perhaps -15 for short periods. Common construction technique is either timber construction (stud walls with cladding on the outside, lots of insulation and then timber on the inside as the finished surface) or double skinned, block/brick with insulation again, plastered on the inside. Timber is still the most prevalent (softwood, some hardwood available but expensive) due to cost but blocks/bricks are available but you pay a premium. As you can imagine, with the technology they are used they have love affair with concrete.
Typically houses tend to 1ｽ high to maximise space and provide the pitched roof that can cope with the snow.
So back to the original question, I知 looking for house plans. Whilst I can just turn up and start building in the same style as they have I壇 like to be a little more imaginative. Currently I知 considering A frame construction since that gives the pitch of roof, materials are easy to source (2 joined 2x6 to make a 4x6 can easily make the framing) something like the following (less windows at the front is one of the changes).
I found some plans also which could easily be modified for what I am thinking. Free A Frame House Design Plan with 2 Bedrooms
But that aside, any ideas on what would be a good way to go, open to any suggestions but, as mentioned, the limitation is the materials and skills to hand. Thanks.