With the impending vote on the backyard cottage ordinance, everyone in the office has been doing a little daydreaming about the DADUs and what they would build. Â I have been working on a idea that started with a little ink drawing. It's now developed into a preliminary model/floor plans. Â I've flipped the shed roof to have more volume in the shop/studio and worked out the bathroom so that my shop could easily be converted into an open kitchen/living space.
I have also been working out a simple steel structure, clad with structural insulated panels for easy construction and minimization of waste. Â The goal is prefabrication of the components offsite, then assemble.
I'd love to try out using a geothermal pre-heating loop, with a hydronic radiant system run of a domestic hot water heater and test the new PV shingles, but that might get a bit expensive.