The ProHousing Project
This is the first phase of this project. We welcome
any interested and/or experienced persons who would like to contribute
to our pool of resources and information. We are conducting additional research
on the following to supplement and complete the project:
-- Existing small houses
A study of existing small houses in the community, most of which violate
current building and zoning codes, but provide effective, practical solutions
for the occupants.
-- A Contractor's View
Looking at prices, construction techniques and materials, and workability
from a contractor's standpoint.
-- A Realtor's View
What people are looking for, what the market is looking for, and an assessment
of the problems that might arise in buying, selling and renting the micro-dwellings
described in this project.
-- A Banker's View
The feasibility of arranging financing for these innovative housing concepts.
-- A Zoning Administrator's View
An overall view of how these concepts might fit into current zoning practices,
or how zoning might have to be amended to accommodate them.
-- A Building Inspector's View
An opinion on whether changes in existing building codes are possible or
-- Owner-Builder Classification
Examination and evaluation of existing owner-builder categories (such as
Class K housing in California and the empirical structure code of Island
County, Washington) to expand legal and economical opportunities for people
to build their own modest homes.
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