I went with the traditional stick frame house, I stuck with 2x4s and placed them at 24" on center. It was a bit of a daunting process but once you get the swing of it things fall into place fairly quickly. I would have to say the most difficult part would be the simple planning of the walls to assure proper window spacing. Each wall was built in eight foot sections and was one of the most fun parts of the build. I was apprehensive about using a framing nailer on a structure that moved but once I had to take a wall apart (theres a chance youll get carried away and make a mistake) I found that the nails are a lot tougher than I would have thought.
Not only do the cantilevers look amazing but they add a good deal of room. There is on on each side of the house adding an extra 32 square feet, cheap and easy way to make the house as efficient as possible. Did I mention they look totally rad?
I wanted two solid lofts to get as much space out of this thing as possible. Used basic 4x4s with hangers set at 6'3". All you tall jokers are just going to have to deal with it for I am just a wee man.