Not planning the garden as well
10 errors to avoid when designing your sustainable home plan layout: part 3
A deep analysis of the site not only gives you clues about the orientation and bio-climatic techniques to follow. It also gives you good guidelines about where the other elements of your household can be placed. You'll say that garden, greenhouse, summer kitchen (ah yes, those lovely summer kitchens), garage, tools shed, all of these elements could very well be placed anywhere. But when they are well placed, they get so interconnected with the interior space and with each other that you wonder how on earth things could ever have been placed otherwise!
It's worth it to take the time on these details.