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.

Tuesday, November 10

backyard cottage workshop this thursday full


Open house tentatively scheduled for January 16th


Thinking about building a backyard cottage and not already on the list for Thursday's workshop? Not to worry, if you send us your address and tell us a bit about what you are planning to do, we will preform a preliminary analysis of  your property and answer your questions.

If you would like to learn more about backyard cottages and tour a recently completed cottage sign up for our open house invite list.