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Rainier Valley Cottage – Cost-Efficient Design/Build

This is the Rainier Valley Cottage by Bruce Parker of MicroHouseNW. It’s a small house designed to be simple to build to keep construction costs low. What do you think of this design/build?

This Rainier Valley backyard cottage takes advantage of solar access and territorial views. The design of this cottage was intentionally simple to keep construction costs down and to make it easier for the owner who operated as the general contractor for this project.

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Rainier Valley Cottage by MicroHouseNW

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Alex is a contributor and editor for TinyHouseTalk.com and the always free Tiny House Newsletter. He has a passion for exploring and sharing tiny homes (from yurts and RVs to tiny cabins and cottages) and inspiring simple living stories. We invite you to send in your story and tiny home photos too so we can re-share and inspire others towards a simple life too. Thank you!
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  • Avatar Jann Hand
    November 7, 2019, 6:08 pm

    What a very nice home. Great for a backyard or perhaps a weekender, out in the country. Please include a floor plan.

  • Avatar Beth Grant-DeRoos
    November 7, 2019, 9:43 pm

    Really love the simple style, use of light wood floors, lots of windows, and room to move about. Am also a bug fan of the slimmer refrigerator!

  • Avatar Nancy J Martin
    December 28, 2019, 10:34 pm

    The interior for “able bodied people” looks good. Not crazy about the exterior material….looks cheap to me. Unfortunately it seems that the preponderance of Tiny Houses and not so Tiny Houses have the upstairs lofts, frequently with stairs with no handrails which I cannot believe. That said for a younger person nice.

  • Avatar Jennifer
    December 30, 2019, 3:00 am

    So I didn’t see where it says sq footage or dimensions of this house. Quite a few times I’ve seen posts on a small or tiny house and it’s not mentioned. I would really appreciate knowing this information .

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