Originally designed as a guest house for a larger dwelling, the Dogtrot Casita works equally well as a stand-alone house. Its intelligent use of light and the interplay of indoor and outdoor spaces (including a small private courtyard) make it feel more spacious than its 620 square feet would suggest. We were able to visit the site of the casita, where the owner, an artist who works in the KRDB house adjacent to the dogtrot, took a break from working in her studio to let us take a peek.
She had it outfitted with minimal but colorful furniture and accessories, and made the most of the house's indoor-outdoor interchange with a creative combination of white gravel beds, succulents, and a small but thriving herb garden. The little courtyard was so calm, fragrant and happy; we didn't want to leave!
Coming soon to Hometta Live, our video podcasts featuring KRDB, the Dogtrot Casita, and Krager's next ambitious problem-solving venture: the first ever (that we know of) net-zero energy neighborhood, the SOL development in central East Austin.