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Tiny Homes

August 31, 2019, 7am PDT
A new tiny homes community offers vulnerable residents a chance to homeownership.
The Detroit Free Press
May 13, 2019, 5am PDT
Eight homes, varying in size from 250 square feet to 500 square feet have been approved in an Atlanta suburb.
The Atlanta Journal-Constitution
April 22, 2019, 9am PDT
People living in tiny homes drastically reduce their ecological footprints and make more sustainable lifestyle choices, research shows.
CityLab
December 11, 2018, 2pm PST
The Bay Area's most populated city is taking a small step to house its homeless population.
The Mercury News
October 6, 2018, 5am PDT
Meant to serve chronically homeless people, the Licton Springs tiny house village has been controversial from the start. It's uncertain whether enough permanent housing exists to resettle all residents.
KUOW
May 29, 2018, 6am PDT
Homeless villages aren't hotbeds of crime, according to recent analysis. Rather, they can be part of a "crime prevention ecosystem."
The Guardian
December 14, 2017, 8am PST
Now San Jose's tiny home village pilot project, meant to create 40 units of "sleeping cabins for homeless individuals, needs to find a neighborhood to call home.
The Mercury News
November 21, 2017, 5am PST
Imagine if hosting a transitional tiny home village for the homeless became the norm for all suitable vacant land?
Shelterforce/Rooflines
November 16, 2017, 11am PST
Political support and a new capital campaign are helping to expand the tiny home concept as a solution to homelessness in Austin, Texas.
Curbed Austin
October 31, 2017, 12pm PDT
Tiny homes have an appeal that might be hard to admit—either for living vicariously or for less respectful reasons, people want to watch other people live small.
The Denver Post
October 17, 2017, 12pm PDT
There's a design for a 400-square-foot house spread over three floors.
New Atlas
October 12, 2017, 6am PDT
A group of neighborhood activists are leading the charge against a planned development of tiny houses.
The Charlotte Observer
August 22, 2017, 12pm PDT
San Jose officials are having a hard time finding a neighborhood that will welcome an innovative approach to housing the local homeless population.
The Mercury News
June 17, 2017, 1pm PDT
Small square-footages might be in vogue, but would the occupants of tiny homes really pass up American-Dream spaciousness, given the chance?
The New York Times
June 6, 2017, 5am PDT
For decades the size of the average American house has trended upward. 2017 saw that trend slow and reverse.
Bloomberg
March 17, 2017, 11am PDT
Villages of tiny homes are being prepared in Portland and Denver to help individuals transition out of homelessness
Denverite
November 30, 2016, 8am PST
Allowing the development of a planned community of 200 rental units, ranging from 200 to 800 square feet, will earn a position among the nation's most progressive land use policies.
The Denver Post
April 1, 2016, 6am PDT
Pop Quiz: Can you tell these differences between the real phrases, fake phrases, and inconsequential phrases in this contest of planning clickbait?
Planetizen April 1st Edition
March 23, 2016, 1pm PDT
Tiny homes have captured new attention as a potential response to the homelessness and housing supply limitations gripping many U.S. cities. An AIA Chicago design competition recently called on architects to design new prototypes of the tiny home.
The Architect's Newspaper
January 22, 2013, 1pm PST
Today, Mayor Michael Bloomberg announced the winner of a competition to build a micro-apartment pilot project in Manhattan. Consisting of 55 micro-units measuring between 250 and 375 square feet, the project will utilize modular construction.
The New York Observer