Seattle Proposing a Shortcut to Backyard Cottages

The City of Seattle has taken some big steps in recent months to encourage more people to build backyard cottages. These include allowing larger cottages on smaller properties, removing the off street parking requirement and allowing both attached and detached accessory dwelling units on the same property. Now the city is announcing a move that will significantly reduce the time it takes to permit an ADU by pre-approving a small handful of tiny house/cottage plans. This move could reduce the permit process from many months down to a few weeks. Read more about this exciting development HERE. [Read More]

Our First Newsletter!

Thanks for signing up for our newsletter - Let's start with an introduction! Carriage Houses Northwest began as a tiny home builder in Shoreline, Washington in 2016. Quickly, the company acquired a space in Everett, Washington, which it soon outgrew. Currently, we are located in Marysville, Washington. We are growing quickly and are excited to offer more and more services to our clients and community. We specialize in building park model RV certified tiny homes, backyard cottages, and other backyard spaces, such as art studios and she-sheds. We have many options to customize your home to make each tiny home a unique [Read More]

Seattle Paving the Way for More Affordable Housing Solutions

LATEST: Seattle City Council OKs more and larger backyard cottages. This has been a long time coming for Seattle and we’re thrilled with the City Council’s decision. This exciting development will increase density, preserve neighborhoods and provide more affordable housing solutions in the city. Key takeaways: Removal of the requirement for the property owner to live onsite Removal of the off street parking requirement Allowance for both a detached accessory dwelling unit (DADU) and an ADU on the same property Contact us today to discuss whether a modular cottage makes sense for your property! Read the full Seattle Times article [Read More]

That’s What She Shed

That's What She Shed! Carriage Houses NW is excited to announce this fun little addition to our lineup. Introducing a 16’ x 8’ indoor/outdoor Gardening Shed complete with a sliding barn door enclosure and a covered outdoor work space. Keep your tools and gear inside while gardening comfortably out of the sun and rain on the open-air side. Big enough for all of your essentials and then some. Store your tools, "someday soon" projects, and favorite keepsakes with extra room for a potting table and furniture to lounge on during lazy summer days or frosty winter ones. The price is [Read More]

Carriage Houses at Willow and Pearl

Our tiny house hotel project in the beautiful town of Snohomish is moving forward. Read all about it in this week's Snohomish County Tribune!   [Read More]