Small is Big |Backyard Tiny Houses

 Lowering Costs of Small Buildings

Many tiny houses are used as guest rooms and are located near an existing home with accommodations. This approach saves the costs of adding a bath and kitchen.

Close proximity to the main house can save big when it comes to gaining additional living space for guests without adding a bath and kitchen, plumbing, electrical, foundation costs and permits. 

A small space can have a big feel if a bath and or kitchen is not sharing available square footage.

An unplumbed building not being used on a regular basis does not require constant heating and with a passive solar design and super insulation will heat passively during the day time sun.

The building above is a guest room with a loft and has been used by a student, visiting guests, and occasionally as an art studio. 

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7 Smart Home Essentials

1) A meal will sustain you for a few hours.

2) A pair of shoes will last months or maybe a year.

3) A car can last a decade but a home should last a lifetime.

4) Americans now spend on average 87% of their time indoors. When planning to build a home one should take into account the overall quality of the environment.

5) Factors that make up the living space should benefit the occupants.

6) Natural lighting, air quality, openness , how living space flows from area to area are all important for body and mind wellness.

7) The time it takes to intelligently plan for your home will have returns for the rest of your stay.