Mini Urban EcoVillage with 2 Tiny Homes

Meet best friends Becca & Anthony and Kate & Brad created a mini urban ecovillage of sorts. Their little tiny home community is in a lush backyard oasis, featuring their respective tiny homes—a garage conversion ADU and tiny house on wheels. Importantly, this is all legally possible in Portland, Oregon, due to their progressive relaxed…

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Granny Flats Not Just for Your Gran! Advantages of ADUs

Make the Most of Your Backyard You might be familiar with the term granny flats or mother-in-law suites. Did you know that’s a kind ADU? It is also known as an accessory dwelling unit, often a foundation-based tiny home. However, a tiny house on wheels (THOWs) can be one. Nowadays, eco-friendly housing solutions are on…

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Maker’s Plant-Filled Tiny Home ADU with Studio

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Denise Bayron is a multi-talented maker living in a tiny home ADU (accessory dwelling unit) in Oakland, California. She is a knitwear designer and sewing patternmaker with a knack for small space design. By creating zones, Denise organized her layout into distinct areas, maximizing efficiency and aesthetics. Yet her foundation-based tiny house still feels open…

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ADU 101 and Impeccably Designed Portland ADU Tour

ADUs, Urban Infill Housing at its Best – How Do Tiny Houses Fit In? Meet Kol Peterson, a well-respected accessory dwelling unit expert in Portland, OR and author of the “Backdoor Revolution: The Definitive Guide to ADU Development.” He and his wife built a beautifully designed ADU, their dream home. It’s 800 square feet, or…

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Auburn, MA Votes to Allow THOWs as Caretaker ADUs

Update 5/8/19: Tiny House Zoning Bylaw Passes in Annual Town Meeting After a months-long and town-wide advocacy campaign, the town of Great Barrington approved an accessory dwelling unit zoning bylaw that includes movable tiny houses. Now it goes to the Massachusetts Attorney General, Maura Healey, to be signed. The AG is anticipated to sign it, as…

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Great Barrington, MA Votes to Allow Movable Tiny Houses as ADUs

Update 4/26/19: Tiny House Zoning Bylaw to be Voted on at Annual Town Meeting In support of the movable tiny houses zoning amendment, local advocates with the American Tiny House Association and B&B Micro Manufacturing are hosting a tiny house open house on Sunday, May 5th. Details available here.   3/11/19: The proposed tiny house…

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