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About Me

I’m for advancing design and architectural knowledge, especially when it comes to the everyday home.

I created Department of Cozy to share some of my ideas and to help move the tiny house lifestyle forward. I have been interested in prefab, tiny houses, and mobile dwellings since getting my architecture degree from the University of Oregon in 2006. Since then I have been working in the fields of architecture, modular prefab, and exhibit design.
I’m currently scoping out sites in Alaska for my own tiny house building site.  Share your favorite tiny house photo finds or construction photos on the Pinterest page.


I believe everyone should have access to affordable, modern housing. Smaller is cheaper in the building world and starting small can cost a fraction of what the average American home costs. Additions can be added as needed to save in the beginning.

Quality Design

The plans aim to provide simple design solutions to basic human needs. Each design also creates a supporting outdoor area to enjoy the surrounding landscape.


Efficiency, solar orientation, resource-efficient materials, onsite power and water systems, and off-grid capabilities are all baked into the design of these cabins.


Coziness is the driver for the layouts. The interiors are designed to make the cabins feel homey right from the moment you move in.