Another Urban Tiny Home --  Let's activate the micro village vision.


March 16, 2014

Build for locals and tourists will come--that's the plan that Las Vegas has begun for their city.  I think it's time we build for locals too.

There is a huge shortage of affordable housing in our city--just as there is a huge shortage of affordable housing in most USA cities today.   

As part of its 2012 report on rent affordability, the National Low Income Housing Coalition released a chart that’s been floating around the Internet. It shows that there isn’t a single state in the country where it’s possible to work 40 hours per week at minimum wage and afford a two-bedroom apartment at Fair Market Rent. In West Virginia and Arkansas, you’d need to work at least a 63-hour week, and that’s as good as it gets. In California, Maryland, D.C., New Jersey and New York you’d need to work 130 hours or more. Hawaii comes in last place: 175 hours.

It's time for us to start building solutions in our own driveways and back yards.

Contrary to popular belief, we don't need a contractor.  We can do it ourselves with a little bit of help from our community.