A one-stop source about accessory dwelling units, multigenerational homes, laneway houses, ADUs, granny flats, in-law units…
Attention: If you are seeking the Oregon DEQ, Metro, and accessorydwellings.org survey being conducted in June, 2013, please visit http://adusurvey.org/
From garage lofts, to backyard cottages, to yurts, to cute cabins on wheels, Portland neighborhoods are teeming with little homes of all sorts. But these gems tend to be tucked away from public view, so prospective builders rarely have a chance to learn from the experience of others.
Lots of folks are seeking ideas and inspiration for their own mini home projects, and a local group of small home enthusiasts is hoping to raise awareness about the benefits of accessory dwellings and tiny homes.
Hence our little project to start an informal inventory of local small homes through a couple on-line surveys. We hope information collected from this project can serve as the basis for future small home tours (like the PedalPalooza tiny home bike rides from a couple years ago) and on-line sharing of images, plans and stories about these charming little dwellings.
To receive updates on tiny home tours, policy work, and events, please sign up here (whether or not you have a tiny home).
If you’ve built and/or live in a small home, we hope you’ll take a few minutes to fill out one of the following on-line surveys that best matches your situation:
Finally, if you know people with tiny and small homes, please share this web page!
– Eli Spevak, Orange Splot LLC and
Lina Menard, graduate student, PSU urban planning program
P.S. Three lucky respondents will be randomly selected on Dec. 21st to receive copies of Daniel Pinkwater’s The Big Orange Splot, just enough time for you to read, wrap, and re-gift it to someone else!