Sunday, June 26, 2016

Anchorage considers permitting mini-houses

Just thought I'd post a link to this article recently published on the ADN regarding the growing popularity of these miniature sized homes, known also as granny flats or in-law homes. Not that this is the sole demographic for which these houses are marketed towards -- can be quite the opposite, actually. With city leaders in Anchorage eager to provide more affordable housing in our already tight market, changes in the municipal code are being considered in order to streamline the permit process for building these little homes. Among the more feasible options in clearing code hurdles is to have a cluster of homes together akin to a trailer park with a separate building in the mini-community that offers guestrooms and a laundromat.