Thanks to the East Bay Express for including boxouse in a great article on housing innovation. http://www.eastbayexpress.com/oakland/an-innovative-solution-to-soaring-housing-costs/Content?oid=4247626
I wanted to link to a really interesting article that went up on Medium on March 25. The conclusion I drew: Occupy Tiny! https://medium.com/the-ferenstein-wire/a-26-year-old-mit-graduate-is-turning-heads-over-his-theory-that-income-inequality-is-actually-2a3b423e0c
Sourceable.net talks tiny houses and the need for change in city planning. Read the whole article here: https://sourceable.net/tiny-homes-provide-affordable-urban-housing-options/#
About when tiny houses go majorly wrong:
After about a year and a half, test site 1's lease has come to an end. When Luke and I moved onto the vacant triangle of land in West Oakland we didn't plan to start a village. That developed organically. Lesson One: organic shouldn't mean lawless. This leads to chaos, uncontrollable squirreling of dumpster treasures, inefficient land use, and more chaos. We were left with a lot of garbage to dumpster, and last-minute forklifting of chickens: [video width="404" height="720" mp4="http://www.boxouse.com/blog/wp-content/uploads/2015/03/chickensMove.mp4"][/video] ending up with a site left pretty much how we...