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Building Smaller, for Now

Two strategies that allow clients to live on their property before they can afford their dream house

The Small HouseOnline Membership Required

Three generations of an Oregan family build an affordable, comfortable home

From Ranch House to CottageOnline Membership Required

In Palo Alto, a remodeled house strives for the architectural sweet spot between frugal and unaffordable

Inexpensive Strategies for Green Building
Inexpensive Strategies for Green Building

Yes, recycled lumber and plantation-grown lumber cost more, but designing smaller houses, orienting them for solar gain and minimizing job-site waste don't

Building a New Cottage to Look OldOnline Membership Required

Reclaimed materials and exposed wall framing disguise a state-of-the-art structure

Contemporary BungalowOnline Membership Required

Detailing and proportion are early 20th century; comfort and efficiency are right up to date

A Courtyard House in Old MexicoOnline Membership Required

In a historic village, two California architects build a two-story refuge that wraps around an outdoor living room

Comfort and Delight on a Low Mortgage

How one family got the house they wanted for less than $100,000

A Little House in the Big WoodsOnline Membership Required

A roof-wide skylight brings light and drama to a small house inspired by a Pacific Northwest Indian village  

12 Remodeling Secrets
12 Remodeling Secrets

Cost saving strategies and inspiring design ideas for kitchens, baths and beyond

7 Small Bathroom Layouts
7 Small Bathroom Layouts

Learn some design secrets for remodeling a small bathroom floorplan layout without breaking the bank.

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