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…

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…

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…