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CHNW Newsletter – October 2021

Tuesday, October 5th
We have a new manufacturing relationship! CHNW is excited to announce that this summer, we began manufacturing backyard offices for an amazing company called Mini O!  Mini O sells their backyard offices all throughout the United States and Canada. They come in a variety of sizes and configurations. Customers can choose to add cool features…

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The Showdown: Tiny House on Wheels vs. DADUs – What’s the difference?

Tuesday, August 17th
CHNW Newsletter | August 2021 Edition A commonly asked question amongst first-time tiny home on wheels/DADU buyers seems to be, what is the difference between the two? We decided to break it down for you and create this easy-to-use guide: THOW (Tiny House on Wheels): Built on, and designed to stay on the trailerLicensed as…

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JULY Edition! Renovated Cabin in the Woods, DADU update, & Samples for Your Dream Home!

Thursday, July 8th
How is it July already? This year is flying by! So far this July, like the rest of the PNW, we've survived a historic heat dome, enjoyed the 4th of July with our families, and are now back to daily life and working hard. A few of our recent projects are wrapping up: the remodel…

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June 2021 Newsletter: The Orting Veterans Village is Open, Our 5 Year Anniversary, and a new Travel Trailer!

Monday, June 7th
We can't believe we have been in business for 5 YEARS!! We've worked on so many cool projects for so many incredible customers. We're just hitting our stride and our best work is yet to come! The Orting Veterans Village Recently Opened We are still so honored and humbled to have been a part of…

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10 Building Ideas to Transform Your Backyard Space

Friday, May 7th
May 2021 Newsletter 10 Building Ideas to Transform Your Backyard Space Wanting to change up your backyard? Add a new space that is separate from your home? Looking to make some extra income? We thought we'd share some building ideas to help transform your backyard space! Check them out below and let us know what…

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April Showers Bring May Projects

Monday, April 5th
Spring is a time for transition and growth. That's why we're giving this cabin in the woods a facelift! There was roof damage and water damage. We've gutted the cabin down to the studs. There will be a brand new roof and a fully redone interior. Once complete, it'll have a bedroom, loft, living room with…

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February Updates: The Orting Veteran’s Village project comes to a close…

Monday, March 1st
Our shop is basically empty of projects for the first time in months! CHNW is taking a quick nap for the first two weeks of March because our dedicated crew has been working hard to complete the Orting Veterans Village project. It's time for some well-deserved rest and relaxation! The last four tiny homes for…

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DADU - detached accessory dwelling unit

January 2021 Newsletter

Friday, January 29th
A New Year Throughout the month of January, we've continued to work on several different projects, including the Orting Veterans Village, a home remodel that includes a DADU built on-site in the backyard, and 2 additional backyard cottages - one DADU and one custom-model designed by an architect (see photos below). The DADU Model Custom-designed…

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Seattle Pre-Approved DADU | Magellan

Thursday, December 10th
Introducing the Magellan Series Are you a City of Seattle resident? If so, check out this website – ADUniverse. It contains a lot of great information regarding backyard cottages, which are known legally as Detatched Accessory Dwelling Units (DADUs). Seattle has pre-approved 10 cottage designs for fast-tracked approval and construction.  When you browse the pre-approved plans,…

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November 2020 Edition

Wednesday, December 2nd
What a year This year has looked different for many of us in many ways. At the end of the day, there is so much to remain thankful for, however. At CHNW, we are thankful for the support we have from our customers, our family, and our friends. Our company is like a family, and…

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veteren's village community building

October Newsletter

Tuesday, November 3rd
A few more of the tiny homes we are building for the Orting Veteran's Village. So far, we have built and delivered 6 of the tiny homes for the village, and are in the process of building 12 more - each at varying stages of the process. Once complete, there will be 35 tiny homes…

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chnw team posing in framework of veteren village community buildings

September 2020 Edition

Tuesday, November 3rd
It was another busy month for our team! Here are a few updates we'd like to share: We finished the 10 emergency shelter tiny homes for the Low Income Housing Institute (LIHI). The shelters are being transported from our workshop to their new location this week. We began working on a 34' DADU for a…

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veteren village homes under construction

August 2020 Newsletter

Thursday, September 10th
We have had quite a bit going on this past month! Check out our updates below - we've been keeping busy and are feeling thankful. We'd like to thank you for your continued support this year. Orting Veteran's Village We are in the process of building the first six houses for the thirty-five home Orting…

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CHNW team with PPE

July 2020 Newsletter

Wednesday, July 22nd
Our July Newsletter is out and it is filled with exciting things, like recent projects and our employee spotlight this month! You can read more about our opportunity to work with the Low Income Housing Institute.  Their goal is to ensure that people’s "experience in homelessness is as safe, dignified, and brief as possible". We…

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CHNW Featured in Redfin – Downsizing

Wednesday, July 22nd
Check out what CHNW, along with other tiny house and minimalist experts, had to say about downsizing in this Redfin article! “Whether you’re looking to move into a tiny home, van, or just trying to optimize your current space, we believe these expert tips will guide your downsizing journey.” "When our tiny house customers ask…

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Tiny Homes for Low Income Housing Institute

Wednesday, June 10th
Go to our Facebook and Instagram accounts for updates on our homeless housing and veteran's village builds.

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March 2020 Newsletter

Friday, March 20th
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…

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February 2020 Newsletter – Expanded Services

Saturday, February 29th
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.    …

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Downsizing Your Home? Don’t Make These 11 Mistakes

Friday, February 21st
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…

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photo of ADU placed on property overlooking a Setttle lake.

Seattle Proposing a Shortcut to Backyard Cottages

Wednesday, January 8th
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…

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Our Big News: The Orting Veteran’s Village

Friday, October 4th
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…

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photo of person proposing ADU vote to seattle city council.

Seattle Paving the Way for More Affordable Housing Solutions

Tuesday, July 2nd
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…

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That’s What She Shed

Thursday, June 20th
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…

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Carriage Houses at Willow and Pearl

Friday, April 12th
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!  

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CHNW detached accessory dwelling unit

Video of Our Home Show 2019 Models

Friday, February 22nd
Good morning friends! Come down and see us at the Seattle Home Show running today through Sunday, March 3, 2019. We have two beautiful houses for you to view! Mondern DADU Tiny House on Wheels

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Snowmaggedon cannot stop the tiny house builder!

Saturday, February 16th
The Seattle Home Show is coming February 23 - March 3 at the CenturyLink Event Center! These beauties will be ready. Come to see two different models - a tiny house on wheels with upgrades installed and the Modern DADU, our newest product. The Modern DADU is a Detached Accessory Dwelling Unit designed for a…

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CHNW Featured in the Everett Herald

Wednesday, September 5th
Hey friends! Take a look at this article from the Everett Herald that features a couple Carriage Houses Northwest customers and their tiny homes!

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Tiny House Airbnb in Seattle

Sunday, June 17th
Check out our Coastal Classic model being used as an Airbnb in Greenwood! View On AirbnbTiny House in the City

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tiny house shelter kit using sip panels

We built tiny home shelters + mobile hygiene units

Wednesday, May 23rd
What have we been up to? So many new and exciting builds, ventures, and projects that we will be rolling out soon, as well as more of the same! We've placed homes in signature locations, as well as in "mom's back yard," we're building a tiny house hotel, and we've partnered with a seasoned local…

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image of King5 reporters discussing CHNW smart tiny home.

High Tech Tiny at the Home Show

Saturday, February 24th
Check out our smart home at the Seattle Home Show!

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Smart House + Tiny Home = Big Possibilities

Tuesday, January 30th
Posted January 30, 2018 We are showing two tiny homes at the Seattle Home Show this year and are partnering with Market Share to bring in new technological features. One of our models will showcase smart technology, which automates household functions including lighting, heat, security, music, and more. Come to CenturyLink Event Center between February…

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drone of gray classic tiny house

Tiny House Builders Celebrate One BIG Year!

Saturday, September 2nd
Carriage Houses NW Builds Quality Affordable Tiny Houses Posted September 2, 2017 We've been building tiny houses for a little over a year and there is much to celebrate. What better way than to feature a drone video of our first tiny house! Our gray classic model is the perfect bunkhouse for our friends on…

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Vision 20•20•20 – Our first Homeless Housing Build in the Books!

Monday, March 20th
written by Tom Hayes Carriage Houses NW Homeless Housing Division 3-17-17 A solution to homelessness in Seattle moves forward against the odds. The city is trying to solve the crisis by allowing the construction of Tiny House Villages and a new one at Georgetown is fully underway supplying 37 living units. These secure bedrooms (usually…

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Homeless Housing Initiative

Wednesday, February 1st
Posted February 1, 2017 Carriage Houses Northwest will be providing 4 tiny house emergency shelters for a new homeless encampment being established in the Greenwood neighborhood by the Low Income Housing Institute. We are in the process of putting together teams of volunteers and construction leads for this project, which we call Vision 20•20•20. We…

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Carriage Houses NW at the Tacoma Home and Garden Show

Monday, January 23rd
Visit us in the Tacoma Dome this week to see two of our tiny house models featured at the Tacoma Home and Garden Show. [Read more...]

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We’re Bringing Tiny Houses to Home Shows and the Homeless in 2017

Tuesday, December 27th
There are a lot of great things going on with Carriage Houses Northwest that we would like to share with you! Our tiny houses will be featured in two PNW home shows. We are building tiny house shelters for the homeless. And, we are expanding our product to include a new model and options for…

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Who is the tiny house buyer?

Who the Heck is the Tiny House Buyer, Anyway?

Tuesday, August 16th
As a builder of Tiny Houses, friends have asked me who my target customer is. What does the typical Tiny House buyer look like? Since beginning this amazing journey, I’ve concluded that the answer to the questions is . . . there is no typical Tiny House buyer. The people we have met who are…

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The Empty Warehouse

Wednesday, July 6th
It’s easy to look at the picture below and see an empty warehouse. Bare walls, empty office, clean cement slab floor with sunlight peering in the windows in the bay door and the skylights overhead. But if you look a little closer and apply just a splash of imagination, you’d see what I saw as…

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Sure, You Can Call Me Tiny Kurt

Wednesday, July 6th
Ever since I was 20 years old with a year of college to finish, I’ve been getting up Monday through Friday, throwing on a shirt and tie and heading into the office. 27 years of sales and marketing for 3 companies. As I reflect on my career journey, I realize how much of my life…

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