This new building is in my own backyard. I did all the construction with the exception of the plumbing and electrical. Dubbed the Garage Mahal for its opulence compared to the standard garage, the design challenges were a very tight limit on lot coverage and clay soil which is very bad for structural support of concrete work. I like to experiment on my own projects so that I can work out the kinks before I use it on a clients house. I used a shallow frost protected slab for the foundation. The foundation reaches only to 2′ below grade. I also used 1″ rigid insulation applied directly to the studs. Both systems have held up well over time.