Kent Griswold

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Octagonal Love with Lou

Tiny Houses come in all shapes and sizes but building most tiny houses doesn’t require the complex mathematical calculations like building a yurt does. Lou, with Octobie, must be a genius. Michelle can hardly wrap her brain around designing in dormers for her tiny house. Lou builds copulas. Michelle finds compound miter cuts intimidating; for […]

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Backyard Dwelling

The attached is our attempt to provide a solution for anyone who wants to build a “granny flat” in their backyard for an aging parent. My brother-in-law built a granny flat for his mother and they spent the last 17 years of her life living happily close by until she died at 98. We are […]

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Starlet Accessory Living Unit

Last fall we were approached by a woman who was interested in building a cottage in her son’s back yard in St. Petersburg. We looked through the local zoning regulations and found that the property allowed for Accessory Living Units (ALUs), but not Accessory Dwelling Units (ADUs). The difference between the two in St. Petersburg zoning was that […]

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