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“Microhouse” open house this weekend

Posted by Meghan Walker on March 28th, 2012

Local architecture group Microhouse will host an open house this weekend to showcase their microhouse designs. Microhouses are small detached homes that share a lot with a primary residence. Sunday, April 1, Bruce Parker from Microhouse as well as Carlisle Classic Homes and ANR Landscape Design will be available to answer questions. The open house will be at 3448 36th Ave W (alley side) from 1 – 4 p.m.

Microhouse in Magnolia, photo courtesy Bruce Parker

Parker says the microhouses offer families a basic need: an ability to, “accommodate multi-generational living in a comfortable way that enables both proximity and a degree of separation.” He says that because they are a new construction, they can, “incorporate universal design features that will enable those with mobility impairments to live comfortably.” Parker adds that people who need more space, especially those accommodating extended family, will most benefit from having a microhouse on their property. Although, he says they also get calls from people who would like a place where they can live while renting out their main house.  To learn more about microhouses, or “backyard cottages,” visit the Microhouse site.

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