02/29 Group pushes for tiny houses in Cedar Rapids

Sketch of possible tiny house design for community in Cedar Rapids, IA

Sketch of possible tiny house design for community in Cedar Rapids, IA


A group of residents, city leaders and nonprofits in Cedar Rapids are working to bring tiny houses to the community…

Community Development Director, Jennifer Pratt says as far as building codes and zoning, a tiny house community could actually be created in Cedar Rapids today.

The next step for the Tiny House Work Group is to find a developer and the finances to make it happen.

Members of the work group believe tiny houses would provide housing for a diverse group of people

“For those want a lesser carbon footprint, for those who are retiring, for those who say you know life is about experience not about stuff, I believe it fills a gap and provides an opportunity within our community for growth,” said Susie Weinacht, a Cedar Rapids City Council Member.

Weinacht formed the Tiny House Work Group in effort to bring the vision to life.

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Elaine Walker