Choosing Materials for Your Project

Recognize interdependence. The elements of human design are entwined with and depend upon the natural world, with broad and diverse implications at every scale. Expand design considerations and recognize distant effects.Cradle to Cradle: Remaking the Way We Make Things, William McDonough, Michael Braungart Materials Matter So, you’ve made the decision to go smaller. It may…

Multigenerational Living

A “multigenerational family” is defined as more than two generations living under the same roof.  If you’re already a part of a household with several generations living together, you may remember your elders’ stories of what it was like back when less square footage and more people was more common. You may have even told…

It’s a game of inches

For a small home that feels functional and open, consider the size of everything When you embark on the journey of building an ADU from scratch, you’re going to have to make a lot of big decisions involving very small amounts of space.  But here’s the kicker: the goal isn’t just to go high-tech and…

Dreaming Smaller?

If the dream of a large house doesn’t resonate, think about putting your time and resources into a smaller, thoughtfully designed home that fits your life.

What is an ADU?

You have options when it comes to realizing your dreams of living smaller. Curious about ADUs? Here’s some reasons folks choose to go with Accessory Dwelling Units and the basics you’ll need to know as you make your big decisions.

Paying for an ADU in PDX

Personal finance situations come in all shapes and sizes. It's not unusual to end up with a a patchwork of dollars from various sources.

Garage Conversions

Whatever your needs, converting an existing garage can be a great use of space. Garage conversions come in all shapes and sizes depending on what the future space will be.