Jessica Helgerson Interior Design
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Tiny House

This little house is where Jessica and her family have been living for the last several years. It sits on a five-acre property on Sauvie Island. Photo by Lincoln Barbour.
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stonema wrote:
Floor plan - I know designers do not typically share their floor plans, but I would love to see a rough sketch of this home. I have a 980 square foot home that needs renovating and I love how you were able to fit the needs of the family in one tiny space. If only you lived near San Francisco. ;)
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stonema
I did not get a copy of the floor plan. If you do, please share it with me. Thanks!
March 16, 2014 at 11:57am   
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Nazanin Labafian
its from martha stewart living_march2012 magazine
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char15150 wrote:
Could you please provide the window manufacturer? Thank you!
   Comment   January 25, 2013
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char15150
I see from another article, that the windows are Lowen.
January 26, 2013 at 7:29am     
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aidanfitz97 wrote:
WHat kind of cat is this?
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August 18, 2013 at 9:26pm     
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Sandy Haga wrote:
The rooftop looks cool but how do you keep the moisture from the moss from ruining the wood?
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erinleichty
it's a green roof. There is a membrane on the roof before the growing medium is placed on the roof. This type of roof construction is becoming more common in Portland because of an cost incentive by the city.
August 6, 2013 at 5:55pm     
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twocrows
Wow - I'd love a roof like that. I live on Vancouver Island with lots of rain and trees so old roofs tends to look very similar to this if you leave them long enough. Can't imagine what an "average potential buyer" would think if you wanted to sell the house eventually though. I'd be tempted to stick a sign in the lawn noting that the roof in NOT rotten, but meant to look this way and has been inspected thoroughly" other wise buyers might just not be interested.
August 22, 2013 at 12:21pm     
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bredachri wrote:
How did you plant moss and ferns on the roof please a great idea
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house29033
yes, would love info also
February 14, 2013 at 1:37pm     
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matthewde
This is called a Green Roofing System, it actually makes roofs last 20 years LONGER than normal. It is very popular in Europe and places like Germany for the roofs of Skyscrapers. If you search Green Roofing Systems you will see the make-up of the roof and companies etc that do it.
September 19, 2013 at 6:54am     
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sky40627 wrote:
Is there plan of the Tiny house ? - I'am planning on building a greenhouse to, it has the same size and should have the same functionality. So it would very much like to have the plan of the Tiny house with the measurements of each room. Thanks
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SM PURCELL
Can this house be built in New England - the pitch of the roof, insulation and the windows are they able to withstand winters in the north?
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Nga Phm- Search Green Roofing Systems
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Cynthia Butler wrote:
How much would it cost to build this home??? - Looking to downsizing. This is beautiful and perfect.
   Comment   March 16, 2014
sallybrowder wrote:
who makes the fridge? it's perfect!
   Comment   January 15, 2014
alekusi wrote:
Love this house; is it a wooden house - What is the house constructed of - wood or nutec. Alta from South Africa Thanks
   Comment   October 10, 2013
shmigech wrote:
tension ties - What are the tension ties made off? What is the "cross" piece in them?
   Comment   September 13, 2013
deidre wrote:
where did you find room for your washer and dryer? thank you!!!
   Comment   July 24, 2013
marlyshinders wrote:
What color white paint was used on the exterior?
   Comment   February 21, 2013
sjcouhault wrote:
Decking - This look amazing. What kind of wood is that? thanks!
   Comment   September 20, 2012
pittsville wrote:
What brand of windows were used in this house? - The reason I ask is because we are getting ready to build and looking for 2 over 2 divided panes that look like the older windows. These are perfect. If you could find out the manufacturer I would be grateful. Thanks, Shawn
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A green roof planted with moss and ferns from the surrounding Columbia River replaced a deteriorating roof and insulates the home efficiently."Every room in the house works hard, and that's really the point. We remodeled everything and gutted it and turned the interiors into a highly efficient space," says Helgerson.
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Shot straight on without a flash, this photo feels warm and inviting. The time for this natural light is usually about 20 minutes after the sun sets. The light level needs to be just right — from the inside light to the last bits of daylight — to get this glowing-lantern feeling.
6. Downsizing. Designer Jessica Helgerson looks at downsizing as a long-term trend. "New-development houses are getting smaller again," she says. "People are interested in living in smaller spaces that are closer to downtowns rather than larger houses where they are dependent on their cars." The designer has already gotten a few requests for the plan for her 540-square-foot home, one of the most popular on Houzz in 2012, which she says is a testament to a shift in the way people are looking at and designing their homes.Take a look inside Jessica Helgerson's home
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1. A Family of 4 Unwinds in 540 Square FeetIt's easy to see why Houzz readers loved this beautiful home in Oregon. The small-space solutions, ecofriendly undertones and warm cottage style could translate to any new home or remodel.
6. We might not be a good investment unless you love our work. Payback time is not always there. Your green roof will reduce your cooling costs and extend the life of your roof, but if you don't find it beautiful, it might not be the way you want to spend your money. As a general rule, the next person to buy your house will not pay you as much for the kitchen as you paid us to renovate it. So renovate because it makes your life more comfortable, convenient and beautiful, and because you love how remodeling can change a house for the better. If you look just at the raw numbers, you should insulate the attic, replace the water heater when it breaks and run those ugly kitchen cabinets into the ground.
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7. TinyThe Houzz Tour of this 540-square-foot home on Sauvie Island, Oregon, is one of the most popular on Houzz, and with good reason! Interior designer Jessica Helgerson and her family have managed to make this postage-stamp-size cottage feel spacious, light and utterly charming. In fact, it felt so right that instead of using it as a weekend getaway, as they had planned, the family ended up making it their full-time residence.

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