Do tiny houses fit into your community?

Do tiny houses fit into your community?

Nothing in the current housing discussion has created the same stir like the tiny house movement and Spearfish, South Dakota has wrestled with trying to understand where this option fits into the menu of choices for housing in the city. The bottom line is that although they are not for everyone, the people who seek the tiny house lifestyle need the same amount of help and assistance to realize their dream as those who are building traditionally constructed homes. by Jayna Watson, AICP

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Living off the Grid, Inside the Grid: An interview with Jared Capp “Cappie” of Pangea Design, Spearfish, South Dakota

Living off the Grid, Inside the Grid: An interview with Jared Capp “Cappie” of Pangea Design, Spearfish, South Dakota

Cappie recently built the first straw bale/cob home with a state-approved gray water system and composting toilet. by Jayna Watson

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Strategies to preserve mobile parks and to mitigate displacement when they are closed

Strategies to preserve mobile parks and to mitigate displacement when they are closed

Redevelopment of mobile home parks can cause challenges if the residents cannot afford to move or find affordable replacement housing. by Shelby Sommer in collaboration with Don Elliott, Ken Waido, and Ishbel Dickens

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Lincoln Institute of Land Policy: New research examines how to combat zombie subdivisions and other excess entitlements

Lincoln Institute of Land Policy: New research examines how to combat zombie subdivisions and other excess entitlements

Zombie subdivisions can be reconfigured for more open space or turned over to other uses, but the far better policy is to prevent the phenomenon in the first place. by Anthony Flint

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Alaska’s first “Housing First” project Karluk Manor

Alaska’s first “Housing First” project  Karluk Manor

A Housing First project, Karluk Manor addresses housing for chronically homeless alcoholics in Anchorage, Alaska. By Maryellen Tuttell, AICP.

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