So the next real step in this journey is to finalize the building plans. To recap the project so far: we are building an in ground “earthship”, run on solar and wind power. It’s built maily with recycled materials too. I spoke with planning and zoning today, mainly because I do t want to end up being one of those couples that has a sad article written about them because they built this awesome off grid house that has to be torn down because they didn’t get approval for it. Apparently all we need is to get them to approve our house plans. Problem is they have to be professional house plans and those cost close to $7000 to do. If we have to do that we are looking at not even starting the project until after may if we are lucky. We need suggestions on how we can go about havin someone either help us with the building plans or to look them over after we have created them for a much cheaper price. We need as many suggestions as possible! Thank you!