Hi Chelsea, I'm very interested in this, and have been exploring many related projects/models. Recently I went to a 2-day tiny-house building workshop with Jay Shafer of Four Lights Tiny Houses (formerly of Tumbleweed Tiny House). I'm also following his and other village projects, and with my own projects @Houslets and @ProtoHouseSF exploring new design methods such as steel-frame, modular, and swappable-panel walls.
Hope I can help and connect with you on this.
SF Examiner on Proto-House:
"McCormick’s idea is houselets, or modular, redeployable, cost-effective houses that could circumvent San Francisco’s notorious red tape known to stall residential development projects for years.
“What I’m trying to do is say there’s room to think about alternatives for housing — how to build them, live in them, finance them,” McCormick said. “Can we widen the conversation here and look at concrete alternatives in a fun and exploratory way?”
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