Portland Alternative Dwellings

I am excited to announce the Grand Opening of Katy and Dee’s Portland Alternative Dwellings website and business. I introduced you to Katy and Dee’s Don Vardo construction in a couple previous posts. One showing some of the workshop and one of the construction of the Don Vardo and one offering the Vardo for sale.

Tammy from Rowdy Kittens also a tiny house enthusiast is now working as a freelance web designer and she has worked with Katy and Dee to develop the business’s website. Great job Tammy!

Katy is a licensed contractor in Portland, Oregon. She has over twenty years of construction experience, with a focus on finish carpentry and custom cabinetry. She most recently completed the two year furniture making program at The College of the Redwood’s School of Fine Woodworking in Fort Bragg, California.

Dee operates a small woodworking company, called Boxcar Woodcraft, out of Olympia Washington. Beyond simple construction projects, Dee has also completed/supported class projects and community events that are centered on green building and voluntary simplicity. Boxcar’s message has been simple: positive change begins at home. The primary tool used to animate that message is a tiny 84 square-foot bungalow, called “The Little House” that Dee built and has lived in since 2004. The Little House has been discussed in the media and used by educators, urban planners and others as an example of extreme down-sizing, green building and simplicity.

Portland Alternative Dwellings is dedicated to creating small, eco-friendly dwellings that fit your needs.

Their structures are designed on wheels, giving you the flexibility of placing them in just the right spot for today, and into the future.  A PAD offers a perfect extension to any home, as an office space, writing studio, retreat space or guest studio.  It can also be built as fully equipped, self-contained tiny dwellings.

If you are fortunate to live in the Portland area be sure and take the time to visit the Don Vardo and get to know Katy and Dee. I think they will be a welcome addition to the tiny house community in the Northwest. Visit the new PAD website here.


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