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Tuesday, January 19, 2016

From One Tiny House, A Neighborhood May Grow

The new 330-square-foot tiny house sits next to a more conventional, neighboring house on N. Atlantic Avenue. The tiny house is being built on a lot that has been vacant for years. (Lou Blouin)

The new 330-square-foot tiny house sits next to a more conventional, neighboring house on N. Atlantic Avenue. The tiny house is being built on a lot that has been vacant for years. (Lou Blouin)

Tiny houses are generally associated with quirky, self-made, 100-square-foot homes that people pull behind their car. Could they find a more permanent place in the American city? One neighborhood is willing to build one in order to find out.

Pittsburgh is getting its first tiny house: a 330-square-foot, open-concept dwelling that resembles a studio apartment with a porch and a foundation. The hope is that it will be one of many more to come. Lou Blouin from The Allegheny Front at WESA has more.

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