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18×18 House

  • Overview


    Newbern, AL
    5th-Year Project

  • Project Team

    Jake Buell, Julie DiDeo, Meagan Mitchell, Naomi Tony-Alabi

The 18×18 House aims to fulfill the need for a small, adaptable, multistory house in both urban and rural settings. The dimensions and name—18’ x 18’—come from the size of two parking spaces,as some cities are negotiating with developers to swap out parking spaces in exchange for housing units that are affordable.

A small-footprint house that addresses limited buildable space for accessory dwelling units (ADUs) and housing that is affordable
In rural areas, such a small house can be built on family properties that may not have usable space for a larger home. Rural properties often have obstacles such as standing ground water, septic fields, power lines, or abandoned homes that can drastically reduce the buildable footprint.
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