Small is the new green
Increasing environmental awareness along with economic and demographic trends favor smaller house sizes. Many cities are doing their part by updating zoning codes to allow cottage housing and small backyard cottages (detached ADU's) on residentially zoned lots. Seattle and Portland are two cities which allow backyard cottages up to 800 sq. ft. in size. These small houses provide opportunities for families, while increasing housing stock density and diversity. Continue reading for more information about small house design and Seattle's backyard cottage ordinance or contact us to find out if your lot is eligible for a backyard cottage.
Saturday, January 30
Thursday, January 28
This nice web site has an overview of the Richland letter houses.
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.