Friday I had the opportunity to visit West Coast Green for the first time in San Francisco. Jay Shafer and Steve Weisman from Tumbleweed Tiny House Company and I carpooled together and shared the experience.
The first thing we spotted as we walked onto the grounds was this cute little pre-fab and we all headed straight for it first thing. Based off of plans by Houseplans.com and designed by Larson Shores Architects, the little pre-fab is an accessory dwelling unit designed to help folks age in place and was built by Eco Offsite in eight days and, after some finish up work, completed one day later.
This little backyard cottage has all the space you could ask for in a home with a living area, kitchenette, bedroom, and bathroom. It is also designed and built to be low-impact.
Pictured is a modern style roof version, but the cottage is available in a ranch- or pitch-style roof.
The Cottage is available through Houseplans and is listed for sale from about $61,500, which includes manufacturing, state approvals, and factory inspections, but excludes tax, delivery, installation, local permits, site specific plans and approvals, utility connections, and local fees. At 538 square feet this little pre-fab is not tiny but I would consider it small and very livable for two people.