For those who have been craving a cabin in the woods but don’t want to give up the conveniences of city living, Little Passage just might be the perfect solution.
Our most compact plan to date, Little Passage is a cozy retreat and an observatory to its surroundings designed for one or two people. With its separated foyer, full bath with stacked washer and dryer, compact but fully functional kitchen, central living room and tucked away bedroom, it works as a full-time home, seasonal getaway, guest house, or even a standalone office space. The vaulted ceiling adds to the space while providing an option for additional loft storage if desired.
A generous wrap-around deck expands the living space to the outdoors, creating an intimate oasis to relax and experience the surrounding landscape.
One-bedroom Little Passage Passive House features:
- Central living room with daylighting on both sides.
- Built-in storage inside and out.
- Compact, 3-piece bath.
- A very efficient layout, under 500 SF.
- Ability to easily achieve Net Zero by installing solar panels on the south-facing roof for an ideal off-grid retreat.
Energy Usage: 10,750 kWhrs/year
Annual Cost: $1,613/year
Built to Passive House (PHIUS)
Energy Usage: 3,449 kWhrs/year
Annual Cost: $517/year
Enjoy a $1,096* savings on your annual energy costs or cover $61,560 additional financing on your mortgage with these savings.**
*Cost estimate is based on an assumed 15 cent per kWhr price
** Mortgage is based on a 25 year amortization with a 4.5% interest rate.