Porches, Pools, Pits and Patios

The Great Outdoors in Texas is not for the faint of heart. Three specialists in design, innovation and planning and installation offer their insight on how to expand your living space with just the right elements.

Smart Cottages Are Coming to Round Top

“Smart Cottages are the tiny house idea that grew into something more comfortable,” says Dwayne Teeter, president and COO of American Homestar, and the Smart Cottage creator.  “We wanted to become the answer to a problem – the need for a more practical, classy, small house. We wanted to make a bigger, more comfortable and higher-quality home. Energy-efficient, tech-savvy lodging. This idea became the Smart Cottage.”