Kevin Casey from New Avenue Homes contacted me about an open house coming up in Berkeley, California in a couple of weeks. A 430 square foot backyard cottage and I am hoping to get on over and see this little cottage in person and I wanted to let you know about it.
The Story of Karen’s Cottage
When Karen, a planning professor from the College of Environmental Design, met with a team of students from Dr. Ashok Gadgil’s Design for Sustainable Communities course, neither knew what was brewing.
Karen discussed how her two bedroom Berkeley home was too small for her constant stream of guests, her daughter and an aging relative.
The team of students was researching small homes as a means to create affordable and sustainable housing.
The result was a net zero energy backyard cottage, a new model for shared affordable housing, a Clinton Global Initiative grant and a new Berkeley startup.
Please Join Us To Celebrate New Avenue’s First Net Zero Energy Backyard Cottage!
934 Delaware St., Berkeley
(8 blocks from North Berkeley BART)
Saturday January 8, 2011
1 – 7 PM
Children and dogs welcome
Link to Open House Invitation
Link to builder New Avenue Homes