A clever way to get around the rules against tiny houses

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http://www.treehugger.com/tiny-houses/cl...ouses.html

EXCERPT: One of the problems with tiny houses is that municipalities don't like them. They don't distinguish them from trailers and don't want Those Kinds of People. They want bigger houses with higher tax assessments. They want enclosed garages. That's why so many places have restrictions specifying minimum floor areas and other measures that keep limit where small and tiny houses can go. Alex of Tiny House Talk comes to the rescue with his plan for a tiny house built around a big garage. It probably wouldn't fly; garages don't usually count in floor area so that people can do doubles and triples and make them as big as they want. But it does demonstrate the idiocy of these rules..... Small Home with a Big Garage (Floor Plan): http://tinyhousetalk.com/small-home-with...loor-plan/

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My mom and dad were kind enough to ask the town government if they could build a little house on their extra lot. I wonder how different things could have been if it had been approved.
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Tiny houses are getting attention from city planners here in the SF Bay Area because there is a serious housing shortage and housing and rental prices have risen so high that regular middle class people are being priced out of the market.

"Developer" has become a dirty word around here, and new suburban housing tracts face an almost impossible gauntlet of hearings and environmentalist opponents. Yet people are still being attracted to move here in hopes of finding "tech" jobs. ("Tech" now means 'social media and e-commerce', not 'science and engineering'.) Supply and demand.

The proposals seem to be that little houses could be built in existing back-yards and similar places. They would effectively be physically separate in-law apartments.
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