Category: News

Oct 08

Accessory Dwelling Units

California has eased restrictions on what they are calling ‘Accessory Dwelling Units’. These houses are on the same lot as an existing house and will not be subjected to the same regulations. Specifically, they don’t require their own plumbing and do not have to pay some of the additional connections fees for city services of …

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Sep 19

Colfax House – 2014

Dickie Poeske from The Lost Tea Party was the lead builder for a house up in Colfax. He spent a bunch of time talking to me about the 10 year journey. Toni Martin sent me some recent photos she took of the property. I figured I would share them here. I love working with such …

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Sep 12

Building Tiny Homes to address homelessness

It all started for me in early 2014, with an article I read about local artist Greg Kloehn. He was building micro shelters out of found and donated recycled materials and giving the shelters away to the homeless near his West Oakland studio. I knew instantly that I wanted to be involved and we began …

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