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Why Small Wood Houses Make so much Sense

  • Obviously a small house is proportionally less expensive to build.
  • Lower mortgage means more quality time.
  • Cheaper to heat and cool.
  • Less lumber means more trees left standing.

A first time home builder is much more likely to take on a 600 sq.ft. home as opposed to a 2500 sq.ft average N. American home. Here are some photos of small houses I have designed and built. All of the lumber was milled on a small portable sawmill.

Frogs Hollow

This article (pdf) appeared in the January/February 2010 issue of Cottage Magazine.