So, I’ve been designing a house a week for the last few weeks. Mainly, to keep the creative juices flowing, but also because I think designing homes is the best way to think through what is really important to us: the way we live, the way we relate to each other, etc. There really isn’t any form of design more intimate and revealing than individual homes.
So. here’s a bonus house for this week. I designed this one a few months ago. But, I spent a few hours today working on it to pull it together. This one is really tiny (only 770 s.f.) I was thinking this would make a good accessory house, or carriage house behind a main house. This kind of home could work well as a mother in-law suite, or maybe a good place for a college-age kid to move back to be closer to their parents. I hear it’s hard to find work out there lately, right? It seems like families are starting to move back together lately because of the economy. And, I actually think this is a good pattern. I know my family has been thinking about this a lot lately as our parents age. Like most people, our family is spread all over the country and it seems to get harder and hard to make time to visit. Plus, we have a son with a disability, so traveling is getting harder and harder for us. As I get older, I seem to be valuing family more and more. It would be great to have some options for living closer together. I imagine this is an issue a lot of us are struggling with.
Please let me know what you think of this one! (comment sections right down there)
HOUSE TYPE: one bedroom 1-1/2 bath
SIZE: 770 square feet (16′x28′)
FEATURES: 2-story living space, fireplace, loft-type bedroom, rain water catchment.