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Caretaker’s Cottage in Paradise

  CARETAKER’S COTTAGE IN ‘PARADISE’ TEXT PUBLISHED IN SONOMA DISCOVERIES MAGAZINE BY PATRICIA M. ROTH  05 JUL 2017 Robin Berardini knows that time is precious—and as a realtor, she knows a thing or two about housing. So when her 82-year-old mother had to move out of the Southern California house that she long shared with her Italian sister, Isabella, Robin decided to bring her mom to Forestville, Robin’s home of 28 years, and provide her with her a place of her…

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Solving Big Problems with Little Houses

SOLVING BIG PROBLEMS WITH LITTLE HOUSES TEXT PUBLISHED IN SONOMA DISCOVERIES MAGAZINE BY SAMANTHA CAMPOS  05  JUL 2017 Just over a year and a half ago, Jane Ingalls retired as an Earth Sciences Librarian at Stanford University. Now on a fixed income, Ingalls knew she wouldn’t be able to afford to continue living in the Bay Area. But she did have land in Mendocino County. And she had known Stephen Marshall for years. Marshall owns and operates Little House on the Trailer,…

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Zoning Workshops For Little Houses

How to Zone and Permit A Park Model RT, Home Care Cottage or Little House!  MONTHLY Zoning and Permit WORKSHOPS  One Sunday Per Month From 1pm to 6pm ~  Contact:  Sonya Tafejian ~ 707-779-9474 sonya_terri@yahoo.com  – for workshop details  (Call me for a free 15 min consultation!) Multiple counties are now allowing special Zoning that allows living in Park Models and Little Houses On Wheels. I legally live in my Little House in Sonoma County and I teach a MONTHLY WORKSHOP and provide…

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Barn Siding Studio Spring Clearance

We now have the Barn Siding Studio on sale at the clearance price of $19,000. It is ready to roll, and will make a lovely workspace for some lucky bargain hunter. At 200 sq ft. it is substantially larger that our 120 sq ft Room of Your Own which sells for $20,000. Available for immediate delivery, or may be held until your site is ready. Call Stephen Marshall at 415-233-0423 for details. It’s springtime! …and see more photos.

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Costing your Little House Second Unit in Sonoma County

The Base price for our Sonoma County Second Unit is $36,900 (as of 03/13/2013). Most Popular Options Installation Costs Permit Costs This is a 640 Square Foot factory Built Home on Wheels, (foundation ready), with a single bedroom and bath. Approved by the Fed. Housing and Urban Development Dept. for code-approved installation anywhere in The U.S.A.

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Marin County to Fund Farm Worker Housing

Two weeks ago, Marin County supervisors announced new funding for West Marin low-income farm worker housing. Little House on the Trailer is thrilled to see Marin County working toward improving housing for employees on ranches and farms. We hope to be a meaningful part of the farm and ranch communities’ efforts on this front. Farm worker housing has long been an obvious and relevant use for Little House on the Trailer Units. We are currently placing an agricultural housing unit…

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How to get a Permit in unincorporated Sonoma County

How to Get a Residential Building Permit for Projects that Require PlansBPC-021Building permits for a new house, addition to an existing house, a new garage or other new residential accessory building(s) are issued by the Permit and Resource Management Department (PRMD) for any property located within the unincorporated areas of Sonoma County (outside the city limits of the nine cities). If your property is located within a city, you should contact the appropriate city planning or building department for assistance.The…

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Portable Employee Housing by Little House on the Trailer celebrates Marin’s funding commitment

Two weeks ago, Marin County officials announced new funding targeting improvements in West Marin agricultural housing.  Farm Worker housing has long been an obvious and relevant application for Little House on the Trailer Units.  Marin County’s current spotlight on improving the situation for farm workers has created the groundwork for dynamic change and upgrading.    Little House on the Trailer is thrilled to see Marin County mobilizing for the improvement of farm worker’s residential options, and we hope to be a…

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Introducing… the Barn Siding Studio and Recycled Barn Siding!

Hi Folks, Great news! We now offer recycled barn siding as a finish, as well as a new unit: the Barn Siding Studio! Stephen Marshall, our owner and designer, just recently finished hand-building the Barn Siding Studio in time for our (very successful!) Loft Model Grand Opening. Intended for use as an art gallery or art studio, it currently showcases photographs of our past work and upgrade and pricing options for our factory-built models. The outside is finished in our…

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