I accomplished most of my goals and added in a couple of additional items, but I think everything turned out great and appreciate that my friend is quite understanding. (Plus, I think he'll have a grin on his face once he see's the whole village on the table.)
I'll create a separate page for each structure, so that you can see how each one evolved, from start to finish. (I guess, sort of like a tutorial?) I had a lot of fun building these and learned a few more terrain techniques, such as the bamboo forests, curved roofs, and faux fur roofs. Now I can turn my focus to other projects including my 28mm Wild West town terrain and a 28mm Seminole Indian War wooden fort and other structures.
Here are a couple pictures of the final results.