I like the sectional view but I do have a few pointers about it...Firstly, I would extend the lifting bar/hoist so that there is a bit more room between the end and the platforms that the cargo is to clear. Secondly, No stairs? If this is a house with storage I am sure that the merchant will not have his family climbing stairs all the time. Maybe the workers in the higher floors, but not him and his family.
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This is essentially a storage building with 2 or 3 chambers for the merchant and his family. These rooms are all found at the second floor. The ground floor was not used because of flooding by the sea that is right in front of the house. The first floor has only 1 small window, and therefore the rooms are very dark. At the second floor, whcih was also used for storage, there are 2 little rooms which were kind of 'wooden boxes', allowing a bit of separation from the goods. The sleeping chamber is the big room at the back part of this storey. The third and fourth floor were used only for storage.
Why no stairs but just ladders?
Stairs would occupy much of the small-sized floor space, and hence the goods were transported by the lift, there was no reason for a greedy merchant to build stairs.
Also, the only stone walls of the building are the outside walls and the one between the front and the back part. Stairs would need a seperate staircase which would have been quite expensive (and complicated) to build.
(I'm sorry if my English is bad...)
I like it. I find the way to grow the space very original and the houses well done.