Building “Tiny” before Tiny Was Big: With Tiny Houses, Inc. in Putnam Valley
Oct 02, 2014 10:02PM
While McMansions seem to be losing their luster, there is a growing trend toward building small-but-beautiful homes that are much kinder to people’s wallets (and the earth). But Tiny Houses was building tiny before tiny was big. Since 1998, the Putnam Valley company has been designing, building and restoring high-end structures to maximize space and energy, and it also designs and builds small cottages and accessory buildings that are big on efficiency and aesthetic appeal.
“Our mission is to design our customers’ living spaces as energy efficiently as possible,” says Annette Lindbergh, owner of Tiny Houses, Inc. “Our restoration projects serve as a way to preserve the beauty of an already existing home. We maintain the original integrity of the structure while using pertinent designs that allow for energy efficiency and maximum space efficiency as well as visual simplicity and classic design. Our small, green cottages and accessory buildings are built to use maximum energy efficiency in an effort to reduce the carbon footprint.”
Lindbergh says current or prospective homeowners can arrange for a free consultation with Tiny Houses to learn how the company can restore or custom-design a house—tiny or otherwise—to help them get the most efficient use of space.