As I mentioned, M&I are talking about building our own home. We have scoped out a plan for a small house with the possibility of future additions. We have agreed that although we will be building a fairly basic house we are going to try to make it interesting with our material choices. I am a designer who works for an architecture firm and reads a lot of blogs. This means I have a lot of ideas rumbling around about what materials are good and how I can use ordinary materials in a different way. I taking cues from The Rural Studio and old school Gehry. One material I have had my eye on for a while is 3Form. They have a lot of really interesting panels with great things embedded in them. I think the hardest part would be choosing which one I want to use!