After 3 visits to DCRA, 4 contractor bids, and many hours of site planning, the concrete removal, site grading and cleanup work got underway last week. First step was to remove a stolen abandoned minivan off the site (thanks DC MPD!). Then the goal was to remove all the concrete and asphalt from the site […]
After several months of deliberation and design the excellent plans from Foundry Architects are basically complete. Minim House design stands on the shoulders of others: House 227 from the great folks at Yestermorrow, the hidden platform bed from Front Studios, the not-so-tiny homes from Stephen Marshall at Little House on a Trailer, the Solo designs from MiniHome, plans from Wheelhaus, and Idea Box’s MiniBox. Yet the design integrates […]
After a month of searching and two months of negotiation, we just closed on the lot today! Thanks to the transfer the DC government received over $3000 in back taxes owed by the seller. We hope to be much better stewards of this space than the previous owner, and engage neighbors on the project. […]
A revised site plan for the showcase, with 4 tiny studios on wheels, shipping container storage, south-facing garden area, limited parking, and fruit trees.
How does one get a reliable supply of water to garden a forlorn alley lot in DC? There seem to be 5 options: Tap the water. So, how complicated could it be to install a water spigot 100 ft from a DC water main? Off to DC Water office for 2 hours to pull maps […]