With one of the most memorable names and one of the more eco-friendly designs in the tiny house business, the AAAH! by Brett Marlo Design and Build will soon become a fixture in the ADU movement. The catchy name stands for “affordable, adaptable, alternative housing.”
The AAAH! stands for “affordable, adaptable, alternative housing.”
Brett Marlo Design and Build is a Gig Harbor, Washington based contractor business that specializes in residential and commercial design and builds. The AAAH! tiny house is their prototype to showcase the possibilities of clean and green tiny house living in the Pacific Northwest.
The 204 square foot home has two lofts and a sleeper sofa.
Brett Marlo DeSantis is a LEED accredited professional and is Living Future accredited. She has served on several environmental boards and organizations including the Cascadia Green Building Council and the Harbor Wild Watch. She plans on moving into the AAAH! with her two young daughters and is an advocate for alternative living options in the Gig Harbor area.
The entire home is off-grid and heated with a propane fireplace.
The house is 204 square feet and can sleep up to six adults. It runs on eight solar panels and DeSantis can even plug her Nissan Leaf into the solar hub on the rear panel. Recycled materials are used throughout the house in addition to many of the company’s designs.
The AAAH! has a rear panel that stores the home’s electrical components.
The home’s interior has radiant heated flooring and walls are insulated with wool. A green kitchen backsplash doubles as a magnetic dry-erase board and the house is heated with a wall-mounted propane boat heater. The two lofts both fit queen sized beds and are accessed by a ladder and a set of storage steps. The living room has a sleeper sofa for more guests. The bathroom has a shower (that connects to an outdoor shower) and a transparent door that lets in natural light.
Photos by Brett Marlo Design + Build