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Microhouse is an award winning collaboration of, designers, builders, and clients who are passionate about the design of small houses and their communities. We have a broad depth of experience and are resourceful, and creative. Our collaborative approach to design allows us to draw on a vast resource of knowledge that allows us to fully realize our clients' goals on a wide range of projects from large scale master plans to individual cottage designs. We take pride in creating innovative designs that are closely tailored to local conditions and construction technologies.

Microhouse specializes in the design and permitting of backyard cottages, a small detached house on the same lot as a primary residence. Increasing numbers of municipalities are updating their zoning codes to allow backyard cottages. These cottages provide opportunities for families to accommodate an aging parent or add rental income while increasing the value of their property. Typically these cottages are limited to 800 sq. ft. in size. Contact us to find out if backyard cottages are allowed in your area.

Contact us or visit our blog to learn more about Microhouse custom residential small house design and permitting services.  

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