Tiny house traction meets local code push-back.
Cyrus McCrimmon  Rebekah Paulson is building a Tiny House for herself in Fort Collins. The home is 20 feet long by 8 feet wide and 13' 6" tall. on Thursday, June 11, 2015.  (Photo by Cyrus McCrimmon/The Denver Post )

Denver Post staffer Bruce Finley reports on widening Colorado interest and policy consideration of measures that would allow municipalities to include tiny houses within zoning and permitting code compliance.

The trend toward tiny is gaining traction, Finley notes, both as a means to provide more affordable housing for those who need it and to reduce the environmental impacts that full-sized houses cause. Finley writes this about Denver's catch:

Denver's housing code dating to 1956 says structures must cover at least 150 square feet — not including halls, bathrooms and closets — plus 100 square feet for each additional resident. A 200-square-foot tiny home for two would be illegal even if built on private property. Zoning rules, too, limit what innovators can do.

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