Small prefab backyard home feels more livable than McMansions

September 11, 2022 john 20 72057 17:58

John Geary grew up watching his father build big homes in the San Francisco Bay Area where it can take years to permit a project, so when the state legislature began passing bills to make it much easier to build a home in your own backyard, he set up shop selling smaller, cheaper homes that…

Modal is a prefab ADU to rent out or dwell in your yard

August 1, 2021 john 23 20144 09:23

A year after Salt Lake City allowed owners to put tiny homes in their backyards, Colin Jube and Dallin Jolley launched Modal Living, creating prefabricated housing that allows homeowners to erect small shelters and within months. Modal charges around $120,000 for their basic unit (installation not included), but they say owners are renting them for…

3D PRINTED TINY HOUSE! Is this the Future of Construction?

February 5, 2021 john 25 22919 09:41

VIDEO DESCRIPTION: Mighty Buildings is innovating home construction by creating a high-tech 3D printed Tiny House in just a few weeks, from order to delivery. LEARN MORE: https://mightybuildings.com/ ———-CREDITS————— PRODUCED & HOSTED BY: Jenna Kausal VIDEOGRAPHERS: Dallen Detamore Jennifer Gonzalez EDITOR: Marcia Trader http://www.marciatrader.com​ TITLE MUSIC: Kate Steinway – “Tiny Home” ADDITIONAL MUSIC: https://www.epidemicsound.com/ OPENING…

The Hive cottage makes extra room expanding beyond tiny surface

August 2, 2020 john 23 24753 13:32

Limited by the city of Austin (Texas) to building on 45% of a lot, architect Nicole Blair leaned the walls out to gain space: the base covers the maximum 320 square feet, but the walls continue up and out to create a total of 565 square feet of living space. Dubbed “the drunk house” by…

Swedish-inspired backyard cottage works as secluded oasis home

May 20, 2019 john 20 66373 21:16

Su Pang loves travel and traditional Swedish cottages. In 2013, she had a little-used 5000-square-foot backyard subject to relaxed building codes, so she began designing a Scandinavian-inspired cottage that would give her the freedom to live mortgage-free. Working around decades-old redwood and walnut trees, Su and her architect built an L-shaped 500-square-foot home (700-sq-ft, including…

Seattle Backyard Cottages: City Legalities & Estimated Cost

May 11, 2019 john 23 7963 06:13

Bruce Parker, a Seattle Architect specializing in backyard cottages, discusses the high home prices, city legalities, and the potential benefits of building a small house on your land. FIND OUT MORE FROM THIS HOME’S ARCHITECT: https://www.microhousenw.com/ ————– CREDITS ————— TITLE MUSIC: Peter Kuli | Track: “Love It” Listen: https://soundcloud.com/peterkuli ADDITIONAL MUSIC: https://www.epidemicsound.com/ EDITOR: Jenna Spesard…

VIna Lustado’s home-office using 2 tiny houses in “L” + deck

August 28, 2018 john 20 15262 33:38

When Vina Lustado moved into the 140-square-foot home on wheels she and her husband Cliff had built (for $40,000) in 2013, it was a continuation of a lifetime of living minimally: from a modest home in the Philippines as a child to a one bedroom duplex in LA shared with 9 siblings to an adulthood…