As a showcase of creative urban infill and simple living, we want to give all those interested an opportunity to visit Boneyard Studios, tour the alley lot, and ask questions about the project. But to keep things manageable for us and safe for you, we ask that you please RSVP for one of our open houses before coming by (or if you can’t make an open house date but find yourself in the area, feel free to swing by and take a peek at the houses from the fence).

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  1. Thanks for letting folks visit. We love microhomes and are excited to be able to see some in our area.

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  2. Looking forward to it! Thanks for bringing microhomes to the fore -

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  3. Am going to be in the DC area for the first time from May 25-28 and would LOVE to come and see the tiny houses at Boneyard Studios. I have been following the tiny house movement for years and am very interested in building my own but have had yet to visit one in person! Here’s hoping the stars align and there is a feasible open house around that time. Keep up the good work, all!

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    • me too! I’m going to be in DC for a wedding on Sunday May 25th — would LOVE to stop by then (I know, I know, it’s Memorial Weekend) — is this possible?

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      • Unfortunately we won’t be hosting a tour that day, but of course, you’re more than welcome to swing by the alley and take a peek at the exteriors from the fence.

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  4. My comment is similar to Kevin N’s above…
    I am so excited that a tiny home showcase has come into existence! Congratulations on making this happen. I am a soon to graduate mechanical engineer and have been excited about the tiny home movement for many years. I will be driving across the country in May from Colorado with a fellow Mechanical Engineer/High school teacher friend and stopping to see a different friend in DC. I would love to visit the showcase with my friend and check out the tiny homes you’ve built. I think it would be a great way to inspire my thoughts on how to construct a tiny home in the future. I noticed above that you are going to post more dates for tours. Any chance one of those days could be between Thursday May 23rd and Saturday May 25th, as this is when I will be in DC. I can probably make Sunday May 26th work if needed. It would be great to visit, but more than anything I am so happy to see the tiny house community growing; thanks for your hard work!! -JC

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    • Hi JC, I’ll be out of town when you’re here since it’s Memorial Day weekend. So will Jay, and I’m guessing Brian will be as well. So sorry!

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  5. Hi, the temporary establishment out east their is admirable. I offer a Challenge? If anyone is interested in modest investment, part time of the year or FT. If you desire to push the movement further than your efforts their? Consider a co-op or organized land buy out near Reno/ Carson city NV, (next to Lake Tahoe famous wilderness and high end expensive world class skiing, and lake. I am a potential investor looking for 4-5 or more people to invest as you wish, 3-10K into an organized group buy to place your portable tiny house or build a second temporary build, tiny house/ Eco green version, (off the grid use with solar, water storage and well construction, grey water natural sewage system.) and eco appliance use… a “gold rush like..head out west …n Build a tiny community. Total land costs for up to 30-40 acres or less of course is 25-50k for some nice potential areas depending n how many people invest, do the math for 4-5 or more? Know anyone interested? .. Spread the word.

    Requirements. Land investment with just low property tax owned by yourself or co-op contracted, If we get enough interested parties the land location chosen as a group effort, approved by all… it will be a part time retreat or close to FT place to be. Initial purchase will be land with the rest organized and planned out in a group/ community fashion with sole intent to build and enhance a tiny house part time retreat officially and potential for full time for those interested. The movement has started and the next phase is here. Not just an installation or show. There are a couple areas, one commutable from SD, CA and the other near Lake Tahoe, in NV near Carson City or Reno that are good spots remote, but not too remote to commute to desirable outdoor areas or the west coast. Nice weather, fellow like minded investors with the opportunity to grow personally, business, non profit potential.
    Those that are interested please email me at, eeng@techie.com and we can go from their. There could be an arrangement to include product sponsors, be doing a good green thing, popularizing a tiny home movement and at the least a great learning experience and experiencing a nice new great outdoors, area while being invested in what people indebt themselves over for a life time…. Land ownership within your means. Thank you for your review, and look forward to hearing from any interested possible investor. 3-10k land purchase in a group or individual bases and cost to move your tiny home their or build another, portable or temporary construction. Eric, Carlsbad

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  6. I would love to visit the Boneyards studios in August when I move to DC. We are planning on buying a lot to put a tiny house on. I have a few questions about how I would position it on the lot though. How do you get around the neighborhood codes for the design of the building. Is it possible to just have a big fence going around your property with the house in it

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  7. Think there may be a small crowd from DC’s hackerspace (http://hacdc.org/) coming by this Sunday!

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  8. I would love to RSVP for an open house tour of your community but couldn’t find a place to do so online. Can you let me know when the next tour will be held and to what address do I RSVP? Thanks.

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  9. I can’t make it on Sunday, but I couldn’t submit my request without that date. Please let us know of future dates.
    Thanks,
    Aileen

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  10. If you ever bring your show on the road, I hope you hit Kansas City!! I love what you’ve done!!
    Ally

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  11. I also can’t make it on a Sunday; do you ever have the tours on a Saturday? Do you continue the tours throughout the winter? I am dying to see an actual tiny house in person, rather than just online (where I spend many late night hours gazing longingly at all the tiny house sites out there!), I live in Maryland and would really love the opportunity to visit Boneyard Studios. Thanks very much!!

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    • Alas, we generally just host these on Sunday, but maybe we’ll shoot for a few Saturday open houses during the winter (and yes, we’ll keep hosting ‘em as long as folks keep coming out). :) Hope to see you at one of them soon!

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  12. Thanks for the response! I do have some free Sundays in the winter, so I will keep an eye out for an open house then. Looking forward to it!

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  13. I noticed you said there can’t build tiny homes in the alleyway but if you bought a small piece of land in the city could you have you tiny home on it? I’m wondering because i might be moving up that way and am in love with the tiny houses. Is there any way I could have one in the city?

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  14. Good day! I RSVP’d for 2 people for the September 29th open house, but can no longer attend that day, so I wanted to make sure to let someone know so my spots would be available for someone else.

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  15. I have registered 2 people for next Sunday however I have not received location or directions in an email from you. Also, what metro station is closest?

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  16. Thank you ! I received it.

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  17. Hi there! I just signed up for the noon tour on Dec. 1st. Will I receive an email confirmation? I ask because the RSVP instructions I received after signing up stated that the tour starts a 11am. Also, I’m planning this for a meetup group and signed up for 4 people. Should I inform you all if that number changes? Thanks!!!

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    • Ah, good catch! We recently changed up our times and forgot to update that confirmation.
      Yes, we’ll send a reminder email a few days before the open house—no need to let us know about your exact group number or whether it changes.

      See you in a few weeks!

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  18. […] Enter tiny houses. Currently there are four tiny houses no more than 210 square feet in a community of environmentally conscious adults who are living the urban dream/nightmare of affordability. Schedule a tour to visit the houses for yourself. […]

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  19. I would love to visit soon, finally making a idea into reality…

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  20. Would love to see the tiny homes! when is there a open house?

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  21. Hey I just rsvp’d yesterday for the open house on Feb. 2, 2014. Should I have got an confirmation or does that come later? Thanks!

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  22. Hey I rsvp’d yesterday for a open house visit on Feb. 2, 2014. Was I supposed to get a confirmation or does that come later? Thanks!
    -Dan Leone

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    • You should have received a confirmation on the form itself with some information, but no worries if you missed it—we’ll be sending a reminder in about five days.

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  23. I had previously signed up for Feb 2 but I need to change that to March 16. I don’t see a way to cancel and I don’t see a contact email address so I’m leaving this message. We will be 5 people from NJ and DC. Looking forward to it!

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    • Thanks! As for the form confirmation says, no need to let us know—just feel free to sign up for a different date and we’ll see you then. :)

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  24. Hello! I live in Colorado but will be in DC on Sunday Feb. 9, 2014. Is there any possibility you might have an open house that weekend?

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    • Alas, we plan our open houses a ways out and our next one (after February 2) isn’t until mid-March, but we hope you’ll be able to make it next time you’re in DC!

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  25. Hello, I just signed up for the March 16th open house But I really want to come to the Feb. 2nd one, but that one wasn’t listed. Can I just come to that one? Are the times the same?

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  26. Hello, I haven’t received a confirmation for the March 16th noon open house, should I be expecting an answer or is already confirmed, thanks!

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    • Ernesto, you actually received your confirmation on the Visit page when you first RSVPd, not through email.
      That said, we’ll be sending a reminder email with those same details the week before the open house. See you then!

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  27. cool, good to know, thanks

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  28. Homes this size are not new to me. I lived in Tokyo Japan for almost 20 years where compact residences like this are the norm, not the exception. Whole families may even occupy spaces not much bigger than what is showcased here. I used to love the space saving ethos of the house designs in Japan, and that is why I love what you are doing here. I live in Northern Virginia so I will definitely swing by sometime for a visit!

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  29. Do you have room on your lot for another neighbor?

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  30. I can’t wait to visit! I’ve been dreaming of a tiny home for some time now, and the thought has crossed my mind to build one and cart it from Cleveland to live in for my DC internship coming up in August & September…
    If only I could find a place to park.
    I’ll be so happy just to see some in person!

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  31. […] cool tiny house as well. (Exterior above, interior below.) Of course, you can always take a tour of Boneyard Studio’s group of tiny houses in Washington, D.C., as we’ve mentioned before.  Lastly, in Kennett Square, […]

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  32. Looking forward to seeing the homes. I have a friend in Portland, Or who is living in one and it seems like a wonderful idea!

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  33. […] wider audience, including the Washington Post and Dwell, among other publications. Boneyard offers monthly showcases, simply RSVP. If you can’t make it down to Washington, Boneyard’s website is chalk full of […]

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  34. How does your community work? Do you build the tiny houses for purchase or do you just provide a space for people to bring their tiny house? I live in South Carolina and am probably moving to DC in a few months. I LOVE your community and love the thought of living in a tiny house while I’m there.

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  35. […] I went to the  August 17th Boneyard Studios open house (you can find upcoming open houses here: http://boneyardstudios.com/visit/ […]

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  36. […] If you’re in the Washington DC area, you can RSVP to visit Boneyard Studios. A tiny house community. I missed the most recent open house the weekend I moved. But there is a form to RSVP for their next open house. […]

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