Ruth's Littlest Village
NE Portland, Oregon | 2007
Communitecture has provided on-site consulting services for this cutting edge infill project developed and constructed by Eli Spevak and Simon Lyle. This ordinary 50 x 100 lot shows the way to the smallest ecological footprint of all by starting small… very small. The design features a renovated two bedroom existing house that will also be used as a common house, shared with four new “detached bedroom” units. The other individual living spaces will all have access to common-use facilities such as baths, kitchen, interior & exterior gathering places, common gardens, and of course it will be a car-free, bike-oriented community with bike parking and storage shelters.