tiny houses

As a general rule, urban sprawl isn’t just ugly, it’s unsustainable. That’s why an increasing number of cities are turning to new solutions to make use of land they already have.

The most adorable of those solutions? Tiny houses. And Pittsburgh could very well be the next American city to pop up on the tiny house market.

An exploration of the tiny house phenomenon in Grist magazine discusses Pittsburgh as being very much in on the conversation, citing how cityLAB is exploring using tiny houses as a part of its 6% Place project in Garfield.

They’ve even secured space on which to construct a few experimental units. Follow cityLAB’s progress on their Tiny House blog or through its Facebook page.

Matthew Wein

Matthew Wein is a local writer, editor, blogger, storyteller and proud native Pittsburgher. Once described as "a man of things," he covers city design, spirits and craft beer for NEXT, where he keeps all of the editorial meetings light-hearted and interesting. His interests include sorting books, looking at old things and candles which smell like old-growth pine forests.