Garage to house

This garage adaptively reused as a tiny house of 400 square feet is in the Mt. Tabor neighborhood of Portland, Oregon. It features a mezzanine bedroom, alternating steps staircase and plexiglass porthole in the mezzanine floor lighting the kitchen below, a typically well thought out detail.

garage house

garage house

garage house

garage house

garage house

garage house

The blog tells a fascinating tale of the bureaucratic perils that lay in wait for anyone trying to build small in a world of bloat.

Links: http://bottleworld.net Perkins Architectural

One Comment

  1. Posted 13 Nov ’13 at 1:22 pm | Permalink

    Yes! Finally someone writes about *97.

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  3. By Old Garage Converted into Urban Home | dornob on 8 Feb ’09 at 12:25 pm

    [...] a cute and quirky but relatively ordinary little a-frame home is in fact a quite livable house that once served as a standard car garage. Getting permits for this construction was an anything-but-easy process but in the end the city [...]

  4. By Dell Lounge on 12 Sep ’09 at 7:35 am

    [...] of architects today have been able to take about anything and turn it into a fresh new habitat. A 400 square foot garage is all you need in Portland to create a two-story house. One Dutch architect built his firm in [...]

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