Thoughtful design: the beauty and simplicity of living with a small footprint exemplifies green and sustainable building. We were called upon to replace an aging doublewide mobile home with a small 1350 SF home that nestled in on a couple’s small roadside organic fruit and vegetable farm. The property is “wedged” between two heavily travelled county roads – the design concept was to shield from the energy from traffic, noise, and passerby to the farm stand. We accomplished this with heavy mass construction of concrete filled “Faswall” (an insulated concrete form) to provide the thermal mass and protection. The design evolved into a “hybrid” system with staggered stud framing and ample glazing on the southern exposures for views framed by cedar trees as well as enhancing the heating/cooling strategy of a passive solar home.