Building a mountain house on WOODEN piers???


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Hello all, I am fairly new to homedesigner pro, But I am a fast learner with programs like these... I am extremely happy with how easy and helpful this program is. After researching tutorials, and youtube videos, and google searches... I can't find the answer to my question! Hope someone can help guide me a little.

I need to build a mountain cabin on piers. WOODEN piers.

I am designing a small cabin 28x18 foot print not including decks, that my husband and I are going to be building this year. I have figured out (somewhat) making the terrain close to what we have. The front most posts (for the deck) will probably be about 9' tall, while the back of the house will be almost level with the natural ground, taking building code into mind. I would like to get a decent representation of what this will look like.

I cant figure out how to make the whole house on wooden piers as the foundation, I would be happy with what the deck piers look like. help?
Do I build terrain on the foundation level, or do they need to be separate levels?

Any advice is GREATLY appreciated, as we are ready to move forward with grading, and "perfect" our building plans. Can upload an image after work if it is helpful

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