Portland’s Small House Movement Is On the Rise

Posted by Devon Poe

In 2010, during the economic slump, when many building plans were being shelved, Portland presciently began to allow homeowners the right to develop accessory dwelling units on standard 5,000-square-foot residential lots for the first time. The city also eliminated development charges of up to $15,000 for new accessory dwelling units to spur homeowners to build. This Garden House won top design award from the American Institute of Architect. More info at the link.

 

http://www.nytimes.com/2016/10/06/style/portland-affordable-housing-solutions-tiny-homes.html?smprod=nytcore-iphone&smid=nytcore-iphone-share&_r=0

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