Jay Austin’s Beautiful, Affordable, but Illegal Tiny House: The harms of #zoning restrictions.

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Matchbox could help to ease the shortage of affordable housing in the capital city. Heating and cooling costs are negligible. Rainwater catchment systems help to make the homes self-sustaining. They’re an attractive option to the very sort of residents who the city attracts in abundance: single, young professionals without a lot of stuff, who aren’t ready to take on a large mortgage.

But tiny houses come with one enormous catch: they’re illegal, in violation of several codes in Washington DC’s Zoning Ordinance.

More: Jay Austin’s Beautiful, Illegal Tiny House – Reason.com.

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