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Most homes, including ours, are in a neighborhood. Thus the design we chose, and how we presented it, had to be senstive to the community in which it is embedded. Our plans were initially held up for permitting because some neighbors had the false impression that we were planning to build an eco-conference center. After this misunderstanding, we did our best in all subsequent stages to clearly communicate that our goal was to create a modest home with design features that fit within the aesthetics and priorities of the community as a whole.