Taking a home to a smaller overall footprint is an interesting task, especially if you’re starting out with a larger square footage. On top of simplifying life, going off the grid and lessening a carbon footprint is a very real goal for some. This Berkley built backyard cottage is a small 420 square feet, but spacious nonetheless.
With a budget of under $100,000 this sustainable abode was designed by New Avenue Homes. Not only was everything accomplished with this miniscule amount, but the guest sized home is completely sustainable as well. Solar power, denim insulation, low-e glass and energy star appliances encompass a majority of this home’s attributes. Living, dining, bathroom and a bedroom-loft are great to keep guests comfortable in their space without having to travel to the main house.