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    I like the outside. I guess the bedroom loft is part of the 600 sq ft, which makes me wonder how big the main floor is. Seems like a lot of wasted space on the main floor, kind of an awkward room arrangements, and the kitchen is lacking food storage.
    I live in 386 sq ft, and I have a lot more functional space than that cottage. I’ve always said another 100 sq ft, for right around 490-500, would be my ideal living space.

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    In Anchorage, the ADU can be 40% of the size of the house or 900 sq feet whichever is large to a maximum of 1200 sq feet. They can encroach on side and rear easements if an alley is present. Appears that the municipality is being very generous. Of course, being in AK this is very expensive.

    My brother could probably put in a 900 square foot building on his city lot with these rules.

    https://www.muni.org/departments/ocp...policyag37.pdf

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    In Anchorage, the ADU can be 40% of the size of the house or 900 sq feet whichever is larger to a maximum of 1200 sq feet. They can encroach on side and rear easements if an alley is present. Appears that the municipality is being very generous. Of course, being in AK this is very expensive. Anchorage really has no more buildable land and needs living units so the city seems progressive.

    My brother could probably put in a 900 square foot building on his city lot with these rules. He has a good alley for access so could probably easily build it with or without a garage. He already has a garage attached to his house.

    https://www.muni.org/departments/ocp...policyag37.pdf

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    Quote Originally Posted by SiouzQ. View Post
    That is really cute! I could almost live full-time in that space, except there isn't a single closet...also I would need some room for a small art studio space. Hmmm, I actually lived in a space smaller than that behind the gallery and could probably make it work.
    Clothes cabinet as he was coming up the stairs?

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    Frugal-one: I had to go back and look at it. There is a full size washer and dryer at the end of the stairs. Behind it is the bathroom with a closet for the water heater and utilities.

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    To the right of the bed upstairs…. can only see the bottom. of the wardrobe?

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    My condo is 530 ft. and honestly it seems more spacious than this cramped little house. For one thing, a staircase always takes up a lot of room in a small space.

    My condo had five generously size closets, including one huge closet. I changed one closet into a beverage bar so I still have four closets.
    Last edited by iris lilies; 9-4-23 at 1:20pm.
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    It’s perfect for guests but not full time living. My condo has 3 closets. Years ago I owned a condo with 1100 sq ft and it had 6 closets which was more than some houses I had owned.

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