Exterior, House Building Type, Beach House Building Type, Metal Roof Material, Metal Siding Material, and Gable RoofLine When building such a modest structure in a large landscape, designer and client often had to defend their vision to their collaborators. “We knew this house was going to be for Maggie and she would live there alone,” designer Lauren Moffitt says. “But people are always projecting for future resale. Putting in the smallest size of anything—to any subcontractor, it’s just not reasonable.”  Photo 9 of 11 in An Off-Grid Home That Relies on the Sun and the Wind