Tiny homes on wheels are being built around the country, sited in backyards and backwoods, providing affordable housing, a green lifestyle, and simplified living to their owners. As the movement grows, we decided to live the questions: Can we build and showcase a few tiny homes on wheels in a DC urban alley lot? Within view of the nation’s Capitol? Not in the woods but in a true community, connected to a neighborhood? Yes, we think. Watch out left coast, the DC adventure begins.
I don’t think it can be said any better regarding the tiny house community or Boneyard Studios in urban Washington DC. Led by three incredible individuals – Lee, Jay, and Brian – and assisted by a team of talented designers and builders, Boneyard is an intentional community anchored by three tiny houses designed to show the world just how an abandoned lot in the center of a city can be turned in to a wonderful and productive home.
We are joined in the studio today by Lee and Brian who put words to vision and explain the tenants of the Boneyard mission:
- showcase creative urban infill on one of many vacant city lots
- promote the benefits of tiny houses: highly affordable housing, green, simple, attractive
- model to the country what a tiny house community could look like
- promote DC zoning/code changes to allow construction/habitation of ADU’s (accessory dwelling units) & tiny houses
- build capacity of DC tiny house designers and builders
You can also find Lee and Brian as well as Boneyard Studios in general on Facebook.
Also in this episode:
- La Petite Maison
- The Boxcar Children by Gertrude Chandler Warner
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