Not sure whether this subject has been raised before. We've talked about settling dwarves in the mountains behind the village as an easy way to maximize the available living space longterm. Here and now it could mean saving an expensive and time intensive second wall built further out. That said, do you guys think the village dwarves might be interested in turning the first level of the mines into habitation areas? They'd obviously have to mine out what little minerals remains, and assuming minerals respawn over time that could be an issue. Still, with an entrance gate and a gate blocking off the lower levels that they should be able to turn the place into a minor hold. It would take time to expand the various tunnels, but its not like it has to happen tomorrow.