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05/30 Tiny home camping comes to Waterton Lakes National Park

Parks Canada is trying to boost attendance by tapping into a growing trend. A housing pilot project in Waterton Lakes National Park will offer visitors a downsized version of home, right in the middle of Mother Nature. “I love tiny houses anyway. So I think it’s awesome,” said Mark Kirk, […]

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05/27 The Implications Are Not Tiny

By Drew McLellan – Unless you’ve been under a rock for the past couple of years, you are aware of the tiny house movement that is taking the country by craze… Here are some of the trends I see buried in the tiny house movement. Independence as a core theme: […]

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05/25 Retired physician, 81 years old, enjoys his new tiny house on Pine Island, FL

When Dr. Zal Kutar decided to build a house on Pine Island, he didn’t want a McMansion. Instead he built a 400-square-foot “tiny house” on Harbor Drive. “It’s all I need,” Zal said. (Dr. Kutar prefers to be called Zal). “I purchased this lot in 2014, it’s about a 1/3-acre […]

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05/25 Board denies variance for tiny house community for veterans; nonprofit vows to reapply

The Tuckerton [New Jersey] Land Use Board took its cue from the residents of Paradise Cove and Tuckerton Estates and turned away a potential affordable housing project that would have provided 10 homeless veterans a safe haven for life. On May 19, the board decided with a vote of five […]

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Seattle Director's Report on Removing Barriers to ADUs

In September 2014, the City Council adopted Resolution 31547 directingthe Department of Planning and Development (DPD) to explore policy changes that would increase the production of attached accessory dwelling units (ADUs) and detached accessory dwelling units (DADUs or backyard cottages), including regulatory changes, incentives, and marketing and promotion. In October […]

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Seattle Director’s Report on Removing Barriers to ADUs

In September 2014, the City Council adopted Resolution 31547 directingthe Department of Planning and Development (DPD) to explore policy changes that would increase the production of attached accessory dwelling units (ADUs) and detached accessory dwelling units (DADUs or backyard cottages), including regulatory changes, incentives, and marketing and promotion. In October […]

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05/24 Small house in Ecuador is insulated with pumice stone

One of the problems with modernist architecture is that in many places in the world, it has supplanted traditional methods of building that over generations, have been specifically adapted to local climates, materials and knowledge. Much of this monoculture of modern architecture depends on carbon-intensive, industrial materials, creating forms that […]