I am just now starting to plan a new house. My wife and I have been living in a rather small home in a nice quiet neighborhood and it is reasonably nice for our current needs, but we own it outright and we are expecting twins next spring. So it will not meet our needs at that point. I have already bought a piece of land that is in what is now the country. There is a quaint little farm across the road and not much else. My plan is to build a house with home automation, so that it is as efficient as possible. However I am not really sure how to do this.