1-acre new development with 8 units and a community building. Tiny Houses range between 250-500 sq. ft., offering an affordable housing solution which maximizes communal outdoor space. 

This site maximizes the growing space through edible and medicinal plants, greenspace for community use, and habitat rehabilitation using pollinator and songbird supporting native species. This site also shares a community garden with the City of Clarkston.

Microlife tiny cottages

commercial portfolio

EST. 2008

In conjunction with the civil engineer, we developed a storm water management plan using pervious surfaces for water quality, and rainwater harvesting to reduce stormwater runoff and feed irrigation throughout the site.

The site was existing overgrown scrub forest, overtaken by English ivy and privet. The design accentuated several healthy trees, and worked them into the site plan as features in the post-construction ecological landscape. 


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edible and useful community green

This tiny home community incorporates edible, medicinal, and native plants throughout the common and private areas within the site. The low-mow mixed species lawn will require less petroleum and no chemicals. The residential gardens and native habitat restoration are estimated to have the following impact: