Ever since Elvis Summers’s good deed – building a tiny house for his homeless neighbor Smokie – went viral, his life has been “nothing but chaos.” That one good deed has transformed into his life’s work virtually overnight. “[If] I have to do it singlehandedly ’til it’s done – building one tiny house at a time until there’s no more homelessness – then that’s what I’ll do,” Summers tells PEOPLE. Since raising over $80,000 on GoFundMe, the Los Angeles man has been working seven days a week to build a movement (and of course, more houses). On Monday, he’ll complete a slightly bigger tiny house for a homeless man named Lorenzo and his three dogs.” – People.com
“Tiny houses exist in sort of a legal gray area, neither explicitly allowed nor expressly forbidden,” says tiny-home owner Jay Austin of Washington. Though the District of Columbia recently banned “camping” in tiny-house-like structures, Austin says he has been told the provision is unenforceable.
This 20 dwelling is fully adaptable to any degree of the spectrum between totally on-the-grid and totally off-the-grid. It integrates a full bathroom with shower, kitchenette, and queen-sized bed into 155 sq. ft. with electricity, hot water, insulation and plumbing. We kept it intermodal, being able to be moved by truck, train, ship, or towed on a trailer (a tiny home). Our prototype for this design was completed in early 2015, and it will be available to rent via Airbnb in the coming months. A fully finished version of this design starts at $25K, depending on building materials, components, appliances, etc.” – SW Living Spaces
Read and see more of this 20′ Shipping Container Dwelling at SW Living Spaces. We’ll report back when this home is available to rent via AirBNB.