Dec 30, 2011

Microhouse "Smart Module" and other designs.

Microhouse is a Seattle based design firm, that according to their website, includes architects, landscape architects, and designers.  They specialize, as their name suggests, in small house designs.  They promote these designs as backyard cottages or ADU's (accessory dwelling units), and they range in size from 120  up to 1,200 square feet. 

Smart Module axonometric drawing

Dec 1, 2011

My Very Own Small Scale Home

Our house in Vermont may not qualify as a tiny home by the standards of my regular readers, but as homes go, it's pretty small.  With a 16' x 32' footprint, that's about 500 sq. ft. per floor, or about 1,000 sq. ft. over-all. Factoring in the minimum ceiling heights for habitable space according the the residential building code, the gambrel roofed top floor is technically far less than 500 sq. ft., making this house technically about 750 square feet, plus a basement.