Garden Cottages at Ruth’s House


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Got a small house on a big lot? Add accessory dwellings and call it co-housing. That’s what was done here in Portland, Oregon on this 50’x100′ lot. These tiny 12’x14′ structures (fully permitted in the City of Portland) contain a full bathroom, sleeping loft, partial kitchen, and a front porch to extend the outdoor living space.

FrontGardenThe residents share a large garden, rainwater harvesting, bicycle parking, and the main kitchen in the adjacent 526 sq.ft. house.

Photo credit: Orange Splot LLC (above) and Eli Spevak (below)

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