Journal of
Geography and Regional Planning

  • Abbreviation: J. Geogr. Reg. Plann.
  • Language: English
  • ISSN: 2070-1845
  • DOI: 10.5897/JGRP
  • Start Year: 2008
  • Published Articles: 394


Integrating tiny and small homes into the urban landscape: History, land use barriers and potential solutions

Krista Evans
  • Krista Evans
  • Department of Geography, Geology and Planning, Missouri State University, USA.
  • Google Scholar

  •  Received: 12 December 2017
  •  Accepted: 14 February 2018
  •  Published: 30 March 2018


There is growing interest in living in tiny and small houses in the United States of America (USA). However, in many urban communities, it is illegal to build such homes due to the current land use regulations. This article presents an overview of the land use policy barriers to tiny and small house integration, in addition to potential solutions. The article also examines how interest in tiny and small house living has evolved, and why it will likely continue to do so.

Key words: Tiny house movement, urban infill, American dream, housing, land use.