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Through this incredible program, people experiencing homelessness in France have a chance to build tiny homes and learn valuable construction skills in the process.

The video below shows Pascal, age 52, getting the keys to his own beautiful, clean home built by himself and others in the program alongside experienced carpenters. What a great idea!

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Homeless Community Learns Tiny House Construction

People Experiencing Homelessness in France Can Build Their Own Tiny Homes!

Images via euronews

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This is The Hiatus: A Cottage Community in Bend, Oregon. According to Tongue & Groove, the model is open for viewing from 12-4 pm every Thursday – Saturday, the location listed below.

The development consists of 22-cottages on foundations. The community also includes 3 common areas for residents. Interested? The community is still under development but you can learn more and inquire below.

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The Hiatus Community of Tiny Cottages in Bend, Oregon

The Hiatus Cottage Community Bend Oregon Sotheby

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This is the story of how Los Angeles is in the process of possibly legalizing movable tiny houses as backyard homes, according to LATCH Collective/YouTube, the city is working on an ordinance to allow it in some backyards. That’s good news! Watch the clip below to learn and see more.

As seen on CBS news, LATCH Collective offers workshops, webinars and hands on build experience. Los Angeles is in the process of legalizing movable tiny houses as backyard homes.1

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LA Legalizing Backyard THOWs?

LA In The Process of Possibly Legalizing Backyard THOWs To Create Affordable Housing via LATCH Collective 001

Images via LATCH Collective

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According to a recent article on CNN, “demand for tiny homes is getting bigger”.

More than half of Americans would consider living in a home that’s less than 600 square feet, according to a survey done by the National Association of Home Builders. And among Millennials, interest increases to 63%.

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People Want More Tiny Homes

CNN Demand for Tiny Homes Getting Bigger

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If you thought assembling a bed from Ikea was a headache-inducing experience, imagine being tasked to build a whole (if tiny) house for pennies on the dollar.

That was the assignment tasked to two Danish architecture students who were challenged by Ikea to create an adaptable living structure that would use as few materials as possible, as cheaply as possible. (You can see where this is going: Ikea is totally going to flat-pack a house eventually).

Ikea Flat Pack Tiny House

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Ever wonder what living in a tiny house is really like? Business Insider just went after that very question to find out.

Tiny houses are painted as a minimalist utopia — and while many tiny home dwellers love the lifestyle that brings, it doesn’t come without a few challenges.

Tiny houses have their perks — they’re both environmentally and budget friendly. But living in such tight quarters can create unique, unexpected problems, like difficult zoning laws, easier wear and tear, taking care of compost toilets, and quick messes, to name a few.

Tiny House in a Campground by Paul VanDerWerf

Image by Paul VanDerWerf via Flickr

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OAKLAND, Calif. (KTVU) – Lake Merritt is often called the gem of Oakland. It’s home to the nation’s first and oldest bird sanctuary. It’s also home to at least 65 homeless people.

As a solution, the city is opening 20 community cabins, or ‘tuff sheds’, that will house 40 people at the Henry Kaiser Convention Parking lot. This is the third such community to be built in Oakland.

“I’ve moved around two times around here before I got to this spot and I just don’t really have another place to go,” said Andrew Flory.

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LORETTO — Saint Francis University is digging into the tiny house trend as part of its Energy Technology and Policy program.

The typical American home is about 2,600 square feet, whereas the typical small or tiny house is between 100 and 400 square feet.

Saint Francis’ tiny classroom, built in a shell purchased from 84 Lumber, is 160 square feet.1

© Russ O’Reilly / The Saint Francis University Institute for Energy

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According to CBS 46 in Atlanta, tiny homes are on their way to becoming legalized in Georgia. Isn’t that cool?

Watch the story in the video below or click here to watch it on CBS46.com. Thanks!

Related: Zack Giffin’s TEDx on Freedom from the Housing Trap

Tiny Homes Becoming Legal in Georgia?

CBS46 News

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