Tiny Houses are Trendy, Minimalist and Often Illegal

Some local governments around the country are welcoming tiny houses, attracted by their potential to ease an affordable housing crunch or even house the homeless. Cities such as Washington, D.C., and Fresno, California, have eased zoning and building rules to allow them, and in May California’s housing department issued guidance to help builders and code enforcers know which standards they need to meet. They are even the subject of the HGTV shows “Tiny House, Big Living” and “Tiny House Hunters.” But lost in the enthusiasm is the fact that in many places, it is hard to live in them legally.

Read more about this trend at: http://www.pbs.org/newshour/rundown/tiny-houses-are-trendy-minimalist-and-often-illegal/