Ruth’s Garden Cottages

RC - after - Mike
In late July 2008, we built two garden cottages to the side of a little house at the rear of a 50’x100′ residential lot in NE Portland. These tiny homes are “detached accessory structures” and are fully permitted through the City of Portland. Each is 12’x14′ and has a front porch, bathroom with shower, and loft.

The existing house is quite small – just 526sf on the main level with a 200sf bedroom in the attic and a full basement. All residents can share the kitchen in the primary house. Most importantly, this development plan preserves the entire front 55′ of the property for gardening and fruit trees!

Role: Developer and General Contractor