For those of you near San Francisco, this Inspired In-Law Cottage is on display at the Fort Mason Center through West Coast Green 2010. Designed by Larson Shores Architects, the structure â€“ an accessory dwelling unit designed to help folks age in place â€“ was built by Eco Offsite in eight days and, after some button up work, completed one day later.
The backyard cottage has all the space one could ask for in a home with a living area, kitchenette, bedroom, and bathroom. Plus, itâ€™s designed and built to be low-impact. Materials used in this showcase home include:
- Cree LED lighting;
- Sol Solutions solar energy;
- Kelly Moore Enviro Coat paint;
- Swanstone solid surface counters;
- Hakatai recycled glass tiles;
- Wicanders cork flooring;
- Kaldewei roll-in shower;
- Rev-A-Shelf pull-down shelving;
- Rainwater HOG vertical cisterns; and
- Inka Biospheric Systems wall garden.
Pictured is a modern style roof version, but the cottage is available in a ranch- or pitch-style roof.
Inspired In-Law Cottage is available through Houseplans and is listed for sale from about $61,500, which includes manufacturing, state approvals, and factory inspections, but excludes tax, delivery, installation, local permits, site specific plans and approvals, utility connections, and local fees.