Tiny housing community could come to Columbus following proposal

Tiny housing community could come to Columbus following proposal
Published: Aug. 1, 2018 at 9:26 AM EDT|Updated: Aug. 1, 2018 at 10:59 AM EDT
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COLUMBUS, GA (WTVM) - Tiny houses in Columbus? That's what one city official proposed to city council members Tuesday during a work session.

Inspections and Code Director John Hudgison proposed to build tiny houses in Columbus.

They can only be 400 square feet and is defined as a single-family home.

Now, tiny houses can be built in several different ways including on wheels, but the ones proposed in the work session can only be from the ground up.

City council members were in favor of the idea since the millennial generation wants to someday become homeowners but in a more condensed space.

"Homeownership is important I mean that really is important and significant if you are going to have a tiny house community. So, it's hard for these young folks to make a living today in a decent wage in all and then support utilities and everything else that goes along with it," said District 2 Councilman Glenn Davis from.

"They love their social spaces, but they want a bed in a small space and they are fine with that. so, I think that, that's something we need to explore, and I would encourage the department to try to move forward with something and try to work on it," he said.

The big question is where to build and allow these tiny homes and that's something city council members will be looking into among other code regulations before the final vote.

They also mentioned how more affordable these homes would be and how it would be for the elderly with such a small space.

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