Movable Cottage Guest House, Portland, Oregon

MCE provided vertical and lateral analysis for this new, eco-friendly modular cottage in which the wall panel layout conforms to requirements set forth in prescriptive lateral design. The roof consists of typical A-frame construction and the foundation is concrete blocks that weigh approximately 4,320 pounds each, around the perimeter of the structure. The bottoms of the blocks are 2 feet below grade with a space left between to give access to the crawl space.

(Photo courtesy of smallhomeoregon.com)