(Welcome to Meredith, one of the finalists for our Green Architect blogger search. She's writing from Seattle. Comment away!
About three years ago, my husband and I became homeowners. We bought the smallest house on the block, a one bedroom, one bathroom, 720-square-foot former workers' cottage. What it lacks in size, it makes up for in location and great neighbors. Of course, we immediately started thinking about the big changes we would make: a second story addition, digging out the crawl space and lifting the house to make the basement habitable, an addition out the back or even starting from scratch... More