07/23 Leila Ali’s tiny house is getting evicted from a Ballard backyard because it doesn’t jibe with single-family zoning rules

Leila Ali's tiny house

Leila Ali’s tiny house

According to the city, all Kardos would need to do to make things kosher for his tiny house is give it a stationary base. “I would like to point out that we actually encourage people to build small backyard cottages on their single-family properties—as long as they obtain a permit and build it within the rules,” Shark said. “Tiny houses, with foundations, are considered Detached Accessory Dwelling Units (DADU) and allowed city-wide since 2009.”

But Kardos built the house to be mobile.

Read more at http://www.thestranger.com/blogs/slog/2015/07/23/22592831/seattle-wants-to-increase-affordable-housing-but-its-rules-are-hard-on-tiny-houses-like-this-one

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Elaine Walker