While tiny houses on wheels make much of the news these days, there is something to be said for a well-built tiny house on a foundation—especially when it’s located in a cozy backyard.
Bohemian Cottages & Tiny Homes builds 200 square foot ADUs in Oregon.
Bohemian Cottages & Tiny Houses in Eugene, Oregon builds tiny cottages or Auxiliary Dwelling Units (ADUs) on concrete footings. Most of the homes are used as backyard cottages for artists, mother-in-law quarters, or rental units.
The homes can have a variety of layouts with or without lofts.
Run by Keith Schneider and Cale Doane, the simple homes with stylish details are about 200 square feet. This is the maximum size that can be built without a permit, but Bohemian Cottages can also build tiny homes and cottages from 200 to 600 square feet.
Interior details, kitchen and bathroom designs are up to the customer.
The company has built about 35 tiny homes and cottages in the past eight years. They are licensed and bonded contractors with the state of Oregon. Each home is built from the same subfloor components required by building code in residential construction. They are framed with 2×6 lumber with metal tie downs, rigid sheathing, and moisture barriers. The homes are then covered with fiber cement siding or options such as stucco, rock, or metal.
The homes can be used for full-time living or part-time income.
The cottages can have several other options such as a main room, bathroom, full kitchen, full bathroom, loft, porch and all the utilities of a traditional, large home.