March 2020 Newsletter

What is our Covid-19 Response? Like everyone else on the planet, we are concerned about the virus and doing our very best to keep ourselves, our friends & family and our community safe. Some of our employees are working from home. Some have voluntarily taken time off. Those of us who are here in the shop are taking extra precautions to reduce the chances of spreading the virus. This includes daily disinfecting of all the tools and surfaces we come into contact with and plenty of handwashing. We are practicing social distancing as best we can, limiting meetings and maintaining [Read More]

February 2020 Newsletter

  We are Leaping for Joy... Our Services Have Expanded!   Not only do we build tiny homes and backyard cottages (DADUs), but we have expanded our services to include business-to-business solutions, general contracting services, and travel trailer options. We are excited to continue to provide quality, professional services to our clients in new capacities.   CHNW is licensed, bonded, and insured by Washington State Department of Labor & Industries.     Pictured: Our "Big Little Barn" tiny house model. Customization options are available!   Pictured: A mobile window display unit created for a client of ours. Contact us today [Read More]

Downsizing Your Home? Don’t Make These 11 Mistakes

  Downsizing Your Home? Don’t Make These 11 Mistakes by Ryan Smith | REDFIN   Whether you’ve decided to eliminate debt from your life, or finally convert that school bus to be free to live that nomadic lifestyle on the road, you’re now ready to downsize your home. But before you start downsizing the family home, it’s important to understand that there are many potential missteps along the way. This guide will help you navigate common mistakes so that you can make the most of your new, downsized lifestyle. 1) Not setting goals before downsizing your home While the financial [Read More]

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]