Category Archives: accessory dwelling

Welcome to Less Is More

Last night Dave Cain and I greeted our students for Yestermorrow Design-Build School’s Less is More class. We started out with a round of introductions in which everyone shared photos that inspire them. Then we moved on to a parti … Continue reading

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So Much Blogging – Just Not Here!

Dearly Beloved Readers, I have actually been blogging recently. And prolifically, I might add. But obviously not here. And I don’t necessarily have much to show for it just yet. But there’s so much good stuff to come. (I’ve been … Continue reading

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Happy Birthday to Niche Consulting LLC

A year ago today I started my own sustainable design consulting company, Niche Consulting LLC. So my baby company is one year old today! Happy Birthday, Niche! For Niche, like for most start-up companies – and most human babies for … Continue reading

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Second ADU Case Study Goes Live

  In December, I began Coordinating the ADU Case Studies Project  and I’ve had a great time so far talking to ADU owners about their little homes. What a great range of different houses in different styles, built for different purposes by … Continue reading

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Looking Forward to 2014

With the transition to a New Year, I’m celebrating Another Year of Little Living. (You can read the highlights of my 2012 A Year of Little Living, too.) Here are some of the things I’m most excited about for 2014: January … Continue reading

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Another Year of Little Living

The end of the year presents us with a great opportunity to look back and reflect upon what we’ve accomplished and what we’ve learned. I cataloged A Year of Little Living back in 2012. In 2013 I wrote 87 posts about my … Continue reading

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Coordinating the ADU Case Studies Project

While I was working with Orange Splot LLC, a Portland-based development company that specializes in innovative sustainable infill housing projects, I Showcased Accessory Dwellings in Portland on the AccessoryDwellings.org website. You can read these posts here: Shawn’s Live Work Accessory Dwelling A Sister in … Continue reading

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Niche Design & Decluttering Workshops

Two years ago I downsized from a 2-bedroom bungalow to a tiny house on wheels. A year ago I downsized again to a 12-ft diameter yurt and embarked upon My 200 Things Challenge. These days I live in a 130 … Continue reading

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Lina’s Next Adventure

This post from last summer was lingering in draft mode. Now that Niche is having it’s first birthday, I realized I’d better get it posted! -Lina This summer I’ve been going through a Transition Time as I wrapped up my Masters … Continue reading

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Pedalpalooza ADU & Tiny House Tour Recap

Yesterday was an epic day of small houses. Kimber and I coordinated the Pedalpalooza Accessory Dwelling and Tiny House Tours all in one day so that people who are interested in both tours could visit a variety of small spaces. It … Continue reading

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