TINY HOMES & MICRO-APARTMENTS

Tiny homes are all the rage!

 

Featured on talk shows,podcasts and blogs, those interested in; 

 

tiny living, minimalism, and in the simplified life are demonstrating to the world the advantages of downsizing. 

 

Although the most recent form of the “the tiny house” may be the most recent evolution of small living, compact dwellings have been used for centuries. From the English cottage to the cabin in the woods, tiny homes have been a constant presence in our architectural heritage. 

 

The average American home has been increasing in size and cost year over year, despite decreasing sizes of American families and increasing financial struggles faced by many. 

 

Tiny means versatile. Tiny means affordable.

 

There are incredibly innovative and practical solutions in housing. 

 

  • Tiny living creates opportunity to travel, increases independence, nurtures sustainability, and can facilitate financial freedom. 

 

  • Families with aging parents can reunite in circles of care while still maintaining some independence. 

 

  • The homeless can get back on their feet by having the dignity and security of affordable home ownership. 

 

Since the 2008 recession, many communities across the USA responded to the problem of increasing homelessness with tiny home solutions. (You can watch a documentary about it here.)

 

Stuck in the past

 

Today, however, due to a strong lobby of property developers, finding zones that permit smaller-than-usual homes can be a challenge. Well-intentioned, outdated laws no longer align with the current socio-economic realities in many of our towns and cities. 

 

Building Brighter Futures

 

Our mission is to change the discussion, update the laws pertaining to tiny homes and retro-fit of existing structures to micro-apartment communities.

 

Our goal is to transform access to tiny living for the homeless and low-income families across New England. 

 

We envision intentional, sustainable tiny-home/micro-apartment communities with support to foster dignity and independence for the residents. By improving, educating, and advancing our neighborhoods for all citizens, we can build a brighter future.

 

We can eradicate homelessness by 2030.

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Building Brighter brings together the energy behind three powerful movements to solve some of our biggest problems today--homelessness, affordable housing, sustainability, and climate change.

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