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Little House, Big Energy Savings: A Look at ‘Mini-B’

A D+D Online Feature published October 25, 2010

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by Gary Henry

Mini-B is a tiny little thing. The name stands for “Mini-Bungalow.” It’s a prototype, 300 square-foot “Detached Accessory Dwelling Unit.” In the Seattle area, you can plunk it down in your back yard for a guest house, or for grown-up kids who need to stay with Mom and Pop for a while....
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Tagged categories: Air barriers; Energy efficiency; Green building; Sustainability

Comment from Steve Hillemann, (11/3/2010, 12:04 PM)

How much do they cost?

Comment from Patricia Lowe, (11/5/2010, 8:16 AM)

Is there a reason for only 300 feet of house-can this principle be applied to larger areas or used on existing homes?

Comment from Catherine Brooks, (4/10/2012, 9:03 AM)

This story is 18 month old. How about an update on the marketing and sales of this appealing structure?

Comment from Sharon Steele, (4/25/2012, 6:19 PM)

Catherine: This is a good question! We did some investigating and haven't seen any updates lately. We made an inquiry - we'll keep you posted if we get any news on Mini B.

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