Backyard Cottage

Berkeley, CA


The one bedroom, one bath tiny home serves as the primary living quarters for our client while they rent out the main house.

  • This new 500 square-foot cottage was constructed on the northwest corner in the rear portion of the site.
  • The cottage is designed and oriented for passive solar heating.
  • High windows also bring in views of the garden and trees while helping to maintain privacy.
  • Radiant heat in the exposed slab on grade is heated by a high efficiency water heater.