Newsletter November 2019

Blower door testing done by Evergreen Certified. We are thrilled to announce that this DADU surpassed WA state energy code (2015) by 43.9% when modeled against small units (units up to 1500 SF.)  This is a BuiltGreen 5 Star Verified project! Here’s the six month update and what’s inside: City of Tacoma Urban Infill Pilot […]

City of Tacoma + Brett Marlo Design Build BuiltGreen DADU tour

  Central Tacoma BuiltGreen DADU This Detached Accessory Dwelling Unit was awarded a slot in the City of Tacoma’s Urban Infill Pilot Program with its small footprint, healthy and accessible design by Brett Marlo Design Build. We are thrilled to announce that this DADU surpassed WA state energy code (2015) by 43.9% when modeled against […]

affordable tacoma 10 x 10

Come see Brett present at Affordable Tacoma 10 x 10!   Let’s talk affordable, adaptable alternative housing! YES, size does matter. This 10×10 journey begins with pizza, beer and tiny houses on wheels, then moves into specifics on the City of Tacoma Urban Infill Pilot Program, DADUs, BuiltGreen Certification and Cottage Housing. And YES again, […]

Newsletter April 2019

A Thank You note from Brett: It’s been a year. Some really great stuff, and well, some not-so-great stuff. Let’s get the awful aired. Last week someone I greatly respect and adore died, Patti Southard. The news was surprising and crushing. She continually inspired, mentored and gave her energy and knowledge with amazing generosity. She […]

Newsletter April 2018

Appreciating AAAHsome Opps  Seriously, we are in April of 2018 already?!! It’s been six months…our apologies for lagging on what is going on in our small footprint world! Let’s start with many HUGE THANKS to those who are spreading the tiny LOVE! The tiny movement IS gaining traction and we are happy to be advocating for affordable, adaptable, […]