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Tiny House Movement Gaining Traction In Metro Atlanta

Advocates of the tiny house movement live in homes as small as 400 square feet, although supporters of a parallel movement, known as the small house movement, live in roomier 1,000-square-foot residences.
Advocates of the tiny house movement live in homes as small as 400 square feet, although supporters of a parallel movement, known as the small house movement, live in roomier 1,000-square-foot residences.
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The tiny house movement has been gaining traction across the country for the past 15 years and has finally reached Atlanta.

A small house measures less than 1,000 square feet, and a tiny house is generally less than 400 square feet, according to advocates with the two movements.

Simple living is at the heart of the tiny house social movement.

Last month, the Atlanta City Council approved legislation authorizing a feasibility study into the construction of tiny houses and micro-unit apartments in the city.

The founder of the group Atlanta Tiny Homes, Will Johnston, and the Georgia representative for the American Tiny House Association, Meg Bhagat discussed the movement, its growing popularity and more on “Closer Look.”