We cruise bikes through forlorn alleys, compulsively search redfin land listings, eye every empty parking lot. The goal: land we can own for less than $30K, park 4-5 tiny homes on wheels on temporarily, and still walk to downtown DC … Continue reading →
Tiny homes on wheels are being built around the country, sited in backyards and backwoods, providing affordable housing, a green lifestyle, and simplified living to their owners. As the movement grows, we decided to live the questions: Can we build and showcase a few tiny homes on wheels in a DC urban alley lot? Within view of the nation’s Capitol? Not in the woods but in a true community, connected to a neighborhood? Yes, we think. Watch out left coast, the DC adventure begins.
The mission? Here you go:
showcase creative urban infill on one of many vacant city lots
promote the benefits of tiny houses: highly affordable housing, green, simple, attractive
model to the country what a tiny house community could look like
promote DC zoning/code changes to allow construction/habitation of ADU’s (accessory dwelling units) & tiny houses
build capacity of DC tiny house designers and builders