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.

Friday, April 29

microhouse at boeing earthday fair 2011

Thank you everyone who stopped by our booth during the fair to talk about backyard cottages and small house design.  It will be fun to see where some of the cabin ideas lead. Unfortunately, the photos are classified.