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…

Her own boss with a $200 A Frame Cabin Build -Hipcamp rental!

September 17, 2020 john 18 2298 10:11

Meet a couple that built a DIY tiny transforming A-frame Cabin rental (built from a Derek “Deek” Diedricksen design/plan set (below)) that you can rent (libk below too), Built in southern Massachusetts, Jai and Hector took on this project- one that initially was a simple tent platform by a river passing through their Suburban Farm.…

Impeccably Designed Portland ADU w/ ADU 101: How Do Tiny Houses Fit?

September 30, 2019 john 22 15881 24:56

Meet Kol Peterson, a well-respected accessory dwelling unit expert in Portland, OR and author of the “Backdoor Revolution: the Definitive Guide to ADU Development”. He and his wife built a beautifully designed ADU, their dream home. It’s 800 square feet, or as they see it, 400 sqft/person. They live in it full-time in the backyard…

Modern Living in a Small Family Home

May 5, 2019 john 20 195501 14:39

With the drastic increase in house prices in Australia, many have been encouraged to explore alternative living arrangements. Multigenerational living, where families come together to share resources is becoming more popular and we are seeing tiny houses, and small accessory dwelling units starting to become common place. Commonly called a granny flat in Australia, an…