Journal article

Bumps along the road of the tiny house movement: practitioner notes with critical reflections

Samuel Alexander, Brendan Gleeson, Tom Coupe, Nick Matyevich, Rob Scott, Fred Schultz

Australian Planner | ROUTLEDGE JOURNALS, TAYLOR & FRANCIS LTD | Published : 2018


This article begins by sharing practical insights and learnings from tiny house builders, highlighting some promising approaches to construction, as well as some challenges faced by the emerging tiny house movement. The article also offers a conceptually driven appraisal of this potentially important new housing form that raises serious questions about planning and urban policy. The aim is to present a grounded review of the tiny house movement, and its wider policy resonances, rooted in an empirical review of current practice. After the empirical practice notes are presented, the article concludes by going beyond building, construction, and regulatory issues and offers some critical reflect..

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