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Home and Garden Tour
Sunday, Sept. 10, 2017
10 a.m. - 4 p.m.

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5. Family In-Fill: Backyard Cottage, Shared Gardens

5. Family In-Fill: Backyard Cottage, Shared Gardens

It took some convincing for this Eugene mom to build a small house behind her daughter’s home in the River Road neighborhood. Not only would she be leaving the home she lived in for 33 years, she worried about potentially cramping her daughter’s style. Flash forward to a fruitful union that has turned her daughter’s single-family property into a family-friendly compound. This 585 square-foot Secondary Dwelling Unit (SDU) is not only a full-fledged house for mom, featuring sewing space, full-size kitchen, and an ADA-accessible bathroom; it’s also a great guest house for visiting family members.


  • Ductless heat pump
  • Aging in place
  • Small space living
  • Shared food gardens
  • Chickens

  • Composting info booth with OSU Extension Service Lane County Compost Specialists

*Please do not visit the sites before 10 a.m. on Sunday.

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Site Sponsored By:

Eugene Backyard Farmer

Preview More Sites on the BRING Home and Garden Tour!


Tickets also available at:

  • Down to Earth
    532 Olive St., Eugene
    2498 Willamette St., Eugene
  • Lane Forest Products
    2111 Prairie Rd., Eugene
    820 N. 42nd St., Springfield
    or 3409 Franklin Blvd., Glenwood

    4446 Franklin Blvd., Glenwood

Volunteer and get in free


City of Eugene      Eugene Water & Electric Board



Afterparty Sponsor:

Mt. Rose Herbs 

Media Sponsor:

Eugene Weekly

Ticket Sponsor:

Lane Forest Products

Tour Day Mini-Workshops 

We pulled out all the stops to present tour-goers with a cornucopia of fun, educational events and activities at every site, including the afterparty! Follow this link to a list of the mini-workshops and demonstrations that added inspiration for the journey along the path to sustainable living. 

Shop      Recycle      Learn      Tour
BRING Recycling
4446 Franklin Boulevard
Eugene, OR 97403
(541) 746-3023
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Monday - Saturday 9 a.m. - 5 p.m. and Sunday 10 a.m. - 5 pm.

Materials Donation Schedule

Monday - Saturday, 9 a.m. - 4 p.m. and Sunday, 10 a.m. - 4 p.m.


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