Welcome to Small Home Oregon

Specializing in custom garden cottages & unique, eco-friendly homes

Small, Off-The-Grid Homes

No more utility bills, no power outages, less contribution to global warming, clean, pure rain water and an overwhelming feeling that you are in charge and not dependent on large utilities.

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Custom Garden Cottages

Garden Cottages offer a multitude of designs and sizes ranging from 80 to 196 square feet and we are constantly innovating by adding new designs. Our quality workmanship is equal to the best home construction.

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Tear Drop Trailers

To experience what’s beyond our front door, we cannot bring our whole house with us. Tear Drop trailers encourage us to be outside while still giving us a few of our creature comforts.

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I’ve been designing and building Small Homes, Garden Cottages and Tear-drop trailers for about 7 years now. Before my conversion, I have to confess, I was building conspicuously large houses made for families of 10 but unfortunately inhabited by families of 3 or less. Hopefully, with your help, we are paddling with the current in the river of new, small housing and other better form fitting habitation. I’ve been a full-time, licensed, bonded general residential contractor here in Oregon since 1992 with a good knowledge of building codes and practices, an eye for functional detail, and a quest to learn more and become better in my craft. Here again, you can help me with this.

Walt Quade, owner of Small Home Oregon
Portland, OR