Two Harvard guys based their million-dollar business on a whole lot of nothing

Original article under this title is located here. Read it and then see below.

First, in my years of reading comments and viewing much media coverage on the tiny house subject, society seems to really have a difficult time grasping why people want to live in tiny houses or make attacking comments in a way that would make it seem like tiny house people are stupid.

The linked article captures the mindset of many tiny house dwellers that own their own tiny house. Sure, one major plus is saving money, but the real major plus is just living without all the crap that comes with a regular sized / McMansion sized house. I won’t make a list as to why a tiny house is a great way to live, but I also won’t say one is better than the other or attack the people who live in regular / McMansion sized houses either.

Tiny Advocacy Network News

This is taken from the MailChimp email received from Tiny Advocacy Network of LA (

Legalize Tiny by working together!

Have you heard? We’re on a mission to create more options for legally living tiny in Los Angeles, California, and beyond! Good things are work that we’d like to share them with  you. We’d LOVE for you to take a quick moment of action and help make change!

The City of Los Angeles Planning Commission met last month to discuss movable tiny homes as legal back yard units.. Thank you to advocates who came out and commented in person,  and everyone else who wrote in! 

The Planning Commission decided to further study Movable Tiny Homes for Los Angeles, so there’s still time for you to express your support for this housing option in Los Angeles!  Send your emails to  

For more information, see the meeting agenda here. You can track the ordinance at THIS Council File <— be sure to subscribe so you don’t miss out on the action!

On August 1st The City Planning Commission met to discuss a proposed Tiny House Ordinance which was almost shot down! Thankfully, a few Commissioners put their necks out for the ordinance and were able to turn the discussion around! You can check out the riveting discussion within this recording. The ordinance will go forward and be reviewed by the City Council on August 28th, 2018.
Find details on the meeting here.
You can read the admin report on tiny homes that was sent by community development here.

The City Planning Commission has reviewed language for Movable Tiny Houses! Next step is for the language to be approved by City Council on August 21st 2018. Find more about this meeting here.

The County will be including tiny houses as a topic of interest to a presentation for their Board of County Supervisors happening this month.

Staff preparing amendments that planning commission will hear on August 29th 2018,

Community Development  staff will be hosting a tiny house design charrette (workshop) for city staff, planners, engineers, architects, building officials, social services, etc. tomorrow August 10th! Follow up with your elected officials with your thoughts on tiny homes!

Latch Collective in LA!

Although our website focuses on the Bay Area, I couldn’t pass up the opportunity to promote the Bay Area’s twin city of LA with a very proactive tiny house group called Latch Collective. Teresa Baker and Shaina Thompson are the founders. If you are in the LA area or are planning on living in the LA area, definitely check out the website for all the resources you could need. Join the Latch Collective and get to building!

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