I've got two lots on the same road here in fairbanks alaska for ease of explaining they are the same lot one is on the up hill side of the road and the other is on the down hill side. As far as excavation goes for my house which is typically the cheaper way to go. Also anybody got any preferences one way or the other? I think I like the uphill side better because I feel like I could get a better view that way. Any help would be awesome I've been lurking here for a while seems like there is a lot of knowledgeable people here.