Portlanders have developed all sorts of tiny, beautiful, affordable, and sustainable forms of housing, some legal (ie. accessory dwelling units, detached bedrooms…) and some not.
National Cohousing Day: April 29th is National Cohousing Day. In 2017 Cully Grove hosted an open house featuring the common house, outdoor areas, and some individual homes.
Build Small Live Large: Eli guided a bike tour of accessory dwelling units as part of the Build Small Live Large 2016 ADU tour on Sept. 17th, 2016.
Pedalpalooza: In 2011, 2012, and 2015, Eli helped organize and either led or co-led Tiny Home bike tours as part of Pedalpalooza, a 3+ week celebration of bikey fun. Each tour attracted 100+ riders, many of whom have been inspired to launch their own tiny house projects.
Middle Housing In Buckman: In April, 2016, Eli joined Commissioner Steve Novick and interested Portland residents to give an overview of City zoning code. He then led a tour of middle housing in Portland’s Buckman Neighborhood, an area which exhibits a wide range of middle housing types integrated with single-dwelling, multifamily, and neighborhood commercial buildings.
Eli and maybe some more Orange Splot LLC staff will be continuing to lead bike tours, to identify and inventory Portland’s “Missing Middle” housing types.
Check back soon for more!