Successfully I had an opportunity to visit a house a famous novelist had lived( His name is Naoya Shiga. His main works were written before WW2).
This house was designed by him and made by carpenters from Kyoto who mainly made tea houses. But unfortunately, this house had lost original design after leaving of him before WW2. But now, this house got back original design which was researched with historical materials dug by historians. Anyway you can find many efficient ideas for your project to renovate or make your house. There is no doubt! I bet it!!