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Microhouse - Smart Sustainable Design

Microhouse is an award winning collaborative of architects, landscape architects and designers based in Seattle, Washington, who enjoy the challenge of providing energy and space-efficient designs. Our designs are grounded in the Pacific Northwest, emphasizing a warm palette of sustainable building materials. 

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.





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