The Wattage Cottage Guidebook

The Wattage Cottage Guidebook

This guidebook provides information about The Wattage Cottage, a Targa Homes sustainable and energy-efficient backyard cottage solution, with the goal of supporting homeowners in the decision-making and design process. 


Throughout the guide book you will find:

  • Information, materials, and a product list for how to build your backyard cottage with building science, sustainability, and energy efficiency in mind.
  • Detailed floor plans*, project drawings*, and imagery that will allow you to experience and feel the 700 square foot space.

  • Budget, funding solutions, project phases/timeline, and questions to ask along the way


*Please note: This guide book does NOT include structural engineering or site specific plans. Construction ready plans will require consultations and engineering specific to your own property and local government’s codes and regulations.


This guide book is meant to inform and provide you with a design set that can be further customized to your project’s needs. 


Contact us for additional services that can help bring your project to life.

  • What you will receive after purchasing

    You will receive a downloadable zip file including:

    • 37 Page Guidebook (Interactive PDF)
    • Floor Plans & Project Drawings (PDFs) 
      • Building Cross Section
      • Floor Plan
      • Front Elevation
      • Rear Elevation
      • Side 1 Elevation
      • Side 2 Elevation
  • The Fine Print

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