Yesterday, on Walker Avenue, we spotted a tiny house on a trailer at the back of this SUV. The tiny house fit easily in this Walker Avenue driveway. The home has a sign, advertising "Tiny Life Construction." According to Tiny Life's website, the contact person is Taylor Williams of 2009 Wright Avenue. So, the above tiny home wasn't too far away from home. The above model appears to be the Lindley, smaller than 9' x 20', and just right for people willing to live an uncluttered, minimalist life. With tiny house living, owners can pack up and move on, taking their house with them, when they are ready to start over elsewhere.
Recently, The City of Greensboro has been holding hearings to get community input on the sustainable, affording housing issue. Pocket neighborhoods with tiny houses, are a trend sweeping the nation. According to the City of Greensboro's website, Greensboro has been seeking public opinion about compelling issues, concerns, and barriers to tiny housing. Greensboro's housing services division manager, Cynthia Blue writes, "We are looking in to what it might take to meet the demand of 20,000 low-income renters." The last meeting was February 4th. It will be interesting to see what Greensboro decides. Tiny homes are a way to help the homeless access a safe, secure place to live (see, here). Guilford County Schools is also in on the tiny home movement. You can see what students are building, downtown at Weaver Academy (read more, here).
If you could put one on your property to rent, would you? Would you be willing to live in one?