seattle backyard cottage blog

Backyard cottages (DADUs) provide opportunities for families, while increasing housing stock density and diversity. Continue reading for more information about Seattle's backyard cottage ordinance or contact us to find out if your lot is eligible for a backyard cottage..

Saturday, January 30

phinney ridge home design and remodel fair tomorrow

come visit us in the harry potter space under stairs on the lower level.

Thursday, January 28

Early Prefab Housing in Washington State

Many of the prefab houses built by the govenment in the 1940's are still around including the one that I lived in for a year. An unassuming 400 sq. ft. 1 bedroom modern box. 1,800 were built in 1944. The City of Richland Published "home blown, the history of the homes of richland",  in 1993.  It is a great booklet. I look forward to doing some early prefab mashups for the microhousenw site.  The one bedroom prefab pictured below shows the gable roof added in the early 1950's.  A-Z_houses.jpg (80406 bytes)
This nice web site has an overview of the Richland letter houses.

Phinney Neighborhood Home Design and Remodel Fair

Microhouse will be at the Phinney Neighborhood Assoc. Home Fair on January 31st. and will have Internet access. We will be able to answer whether specific lots qualify for a backyard cottage, provide preliminary design, guidance and email a sample packet to homeowners. Representatives from the Seattle Department of Planning and Development (DPD) will also be there to answer questions.

Thursday, January 14

microhouse in the news

microhouse featured yesterday in the fremontuniverse blog.