If you’re looking to build a detached accessory dwelling unit in Seattle, the city has a list of pre-approved construction plans. This can streamline the permitting process, as all you need to do is pick a plan and connect with the designer.
There are plans available in various sizes, from 288 square feet to 1000 square feet. And there are a variety of designs to choose from, so you can find one that fits your needs and taste.
This is the Laurelhurst DADU in Seattle, Washington by MicrohouseNW, they specialize in backyard cottages. This one is a 575-square-foot home with a 390-square-foot footprint. The cabin even features a living/green roof, exposed trusses, and interestingly enough, the bedroom is downstairs. Opposite of a loft, hehe.
DADU stands for Detached Accessory Dwelling Unit, which is basically just another term for a detached guest house. These guest houses are one way to design and build small homes while still meeting local building codes. And in Seattle, people are even creating their own homeowners associations (HOAs) and selling their backyard cottages to others. Yes, some have been listed and recently sold, and we talk about that in this article.
This is how accessory dwelling units (guest houses) are being restructured into condominiums so that they can be sold separately from the primary residence on the property. Pretty interesting, right? What do you think?
…increasingly people are using condominium agreements to sell DADUs separately from the primary residence.1
This is a tiny house built out of bricks! It’s quite nice, isn’t it? Being in the United States, it’s actually kind of rare to see something like this… A seemingly new structure that’s, well, pretty small of a house.
Well, the reason this website exists is to showcase interesting examples of tiny and small homes in the hopes that it is entertaining for you and that it will somehow and in some way inspire more small homes to actually be built. Cool, right? So this is the Wentworthville Granny Flat Tiny House in Australia by 5 Star Granny Flats. Enjoy!
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