Budget Breakdown: A Portland Couple Design and Build a Compact Home For $222K

Budget Breakdown: A Portland Couple Design and Build a Compact Home For $222K

By Lucy Wang
An architect and construction engineer couple build a sustainable, 624-square-foot abode for $221,580—here's how the numbers add up.

Small, secondary homes are popping up everywhere in Portland, Oregon—including in the backyard of Scott Mooney and Lauren Shumaker. Dive into the costs of construction, project management, and overhead below, then read on for the full story of the remarkable home. 

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