Consider the humble backyard cottage. Its name conjures up images of a cute grandmotherly abode nestled in deep green foliage. Indeed, this generally small and unassuming dwelling might seem more like a quaint guesthouse than a permanent place someone would choose to live. But people have been happily living in them for years and soon a lot more people-including people you know will be living in them, as well.
Read the full article here: Much Ado About ADUS by Laura Elfline
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Laura and Doug will be holding several Mighty House Construction open office hours via virtual platform on April 23, & 30 (and maybe beyond!). You bring your BHAGs (Big Hairy Audacious Goals) and DIY quagmires and we’ll bring our healthy, functional and green construction experience. Log on with video on your phone or laptop and walk us through your house to get our professional opinions.
We hope these times find you and yours healthy and treasuring those moments of reason when ever possible. The last few weeks have been daunting, frustrating, scary, and confusing for us — as we assume it also has been for many of you. As with most every individual and every business around the world, our personal and professional lives are adjusting on an hourly or daily basis to this COVID-19 temporary existence.
Our office staff started working remotely early in March while our field staff took measurers to ensure safety at our occupied-home projects until Washington State Governor Jay Inslee’s Stay Home – Stay Healthy Order was placed. For home remodeling, the Order notes that “In general, commercial and residential construction is not authorized under the proclamation because construction is not considered to be an essential activity.” He makes exceptions for emergency issues – erupting plumbing, broken heat, unintentional holes in the exterior, structural concerns, or other non-elective and immediately necessary home repairs. As such, on March 25th, we shuttered our current projects.
The MHC Team is patiently waiting (along with our entire WA State community) to understand exactly when we will go back to work and if there will be any restrictions with how we can work. We wish our lives, our clients lives, and the lives of everyone everywhere were easier right now; we are also super grateful to be able to take this break for the larger good..
Doug and I feel confident in the foundation of Mighty House surviving these unusual times. We have always and continue to move our company forward thoughtfully and conservatively and are engaging every avenue possible to best support our staff. Our goal is to pick up where we left off just as soon as it is safe and allowed.
In the meantime, Doug and I along with support staff are moving forward on prospective projects. We are also available to support you with your home ideas and future needs (as best possible given the physical distance) and are available by phone, email, and video meetups.
in health and community,
Laura and Doug
Join us for the best home remodeling show of the year on January 18, 19, and 20, 2019 at the Washington State Convention Center! The NW Remodeling Expo brings together hundreds of local and regional home improvement companies for one weekend only. It’s the perfect way to jumpstart your remodeling project — come chat with us face-to-face! We’ll be hosting two companies (Mighty House + Mighty Energy Solutions) at one great booth! Just download our free passes to print or save on your phone. See you there!
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Friday January 18 | 12:00 AM – 7:00 PM
Saturday January 19 | 10:00 AM – 7:00 PM
Sunday January 20 | 11:00 AM – 5:00 PM
Washington State Convention Center – Halls 4EF
800 Convention Place, Seattle, WA 98101
Plus, there will be a ton of great seminars! Here are some we’re most excited about:
How to Incorporate Sustainability into Your Next Remodel, with Sandy Campbell – Entero Design LLC
12pm Saturday – Left Stage – Come learn from NCIDQ certified and LEED accredited Interior Designer, Sandy Campbell, about how to incorporate sustainable design practices and materials into your next remodel to improve the health of your home and reduce your impact on the environment.
Designing Backyard Cottages, with Sheri Newbold & Doug Elfline – Live-Work-Play & Mighty House
3pm Saturday – Stage Right – Thinking of creating a backyard cottage? Check out this class on the why, what, where and how of building a DADU (detached accessory dwelling unit) taught by Sheri Newbold of live-work-play Architecture and Doug Elfline of Mighty House Construction.
Salvage Simplified: How to Incorporate Salvage, with Mary Anne Carter – Second Use Building Materials
4pm Saturday- Stage Right – Architectural salvage is more than a buzzword: it is a practical opportunity for any remodeling project. Join Mary Anne Carter of Second Use Building Materials to discover how you can incorporate reuse into your next project, from deconstruction to decoration!
Big Heat for a Small Footprint, with Laura Elfline – Mighty House Construction & Mighty Energy Solutions
12pm Sunday – Stage Left – A discussion of innovative and efficient heating solutions for small and multi-use spaces that tread lightly on the planet, this seminar will look at backyard cottages, ADUs, additions, and whole homes.
Register for these seminars and more here.