This report describes the work that I, Kathleen Zimmerman, performed as a GRA for Tia Gardener-Simone’s InHabitation Project. The goal of this project was to construct a tiny house as a model for affordable housing for artists. It would be a live/work space that could be transported if necessary but would reside on a property in North Minneapolis. My role was to help design the tiny house and produce drawings and renderings for the project. Our timeline was to finalize designs by mid-July and start construction by August. Unfortunately this assumed that we would be able to purchase a lot and construct the tiny house in that time period. While we had anticipated some issues with zoning and building codes, in the end they proved to be more difficult to overcome than expected. The tiny house has been constructed but it continues to exist in limbo as we wait for municipal attitudes to adjust.
Conducted on behalf of InHabitation. Supported by the Kris Nelson Community-Based Research Program, a program of the Center for Urban and Regional Affairs (CURA) at the University of Minnesota.
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