Bodega Portable Buildings

This looks like a good outfit to me. Real carpenter at work, good designs. Bodega is in West Sonoma County, about 1-1/2 hours north of San Francisco.

“Everybody needs an extra room, be it for a studio, shop, extra bedroom, reading room, work out machines, or storage. Most counties allow for a storage building of 120 sq. ft. floor space without a permit. This is a handy place to begin. You can put a building on your property and use it to store your books and a comfortable chair, tools, or art supplies.

We are building 120 sq. ft. buildings and adding window seats which do not count in the square footage. Window seats add a lot to a building. They make the interior more useable and spacious and they make the exterior more interesting. We are producing a 120 sq. ft. building with three window seats for around $10,000. This is possible because we have developed a building method using 1-1/8″ plywood for floors, walls and roof.…”

About Lloyd Kahn

Lloyd Kahn started building his own home in the early '60s and went on to publish books showing homeowners how they could build their own homes with their own hands. He got his start in publishing by working as the shelter editor of the Whole Earth Catalog with Stewart Brand in the late '60s. He has since authored six highly-graphic books on homemade building, all of which are interrelated. The books, "The Shelter Library Of Building Books," include Shelter, Shelter II (1978), Home Work (2004), Builders of the Pacific Coast (2008), Tiny Homes (2012), and Tiny Homes on the Move (2014). Lloyd operates from Northern California studio built of recycled lumber, set in the midst of a vegetable garden, and hooked into the world via five Mac computers. You can check out videos (one with over 450,000 views) on Lloyd by doing a search on YouTube:

5 Responses to Bodega Portable Buildings

  1. This would be ideal with a Murphy bed like the one I saw in a camper ad that had a window behind it and a couch OR 2 chairs that it folded over…. will try to add the website when I find it again…. It was in a class C camper.

  2. A beautiful portable cabin and one I can see being used for a number of reasons! Portable cabins are undoubtably becoming a popular choice among businesses and home owners looking to extend their premises without a huge investment or a long construction time. They also provide a wonderful level of customisation, allowing them to be perfectly crafted for any purpose. Thanks for the article!

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