Lina Menard

Lina Menard, MA, Urban & Regional Planning, Portland State University

Online Curriculum Coordinator


Lina is a designer, builder, consultant, and small space dweller. Houses are her favorite thing in the world and through her commitment to small, smart housing, she focuses on accessory dwelling units (ADUs), tiny houses, and cohousing. Lina keeps a blog called Niche News, featuring vignettes about simple living in small spaces. Lina holds a Sustainable Building & Design Certification from Yestermorrow, a masters in Urban & Regional Planning from Portland State University, and certificates in Urban Design, Sustainable Homes Professional, and ADU Specialist. Lina has been featured in the Portland Tribune, OR Magazine, Vermont Public Radio, and Portlandia.