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a new old idea

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a new old idea

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scaling down to build up

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tiny living as part of the development toolkit

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scaling down to build up

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tiny living as part of the development toolkit

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scaling down to build up

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tiny living as part of the development toolkit

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scaling down to build up

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tiny living as part of the development toolkit

Source: Enterprise Community Partners


scaling down to build up

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tiny living as part of the development toolkit

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scaling down to build up

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tiny living as part of the development toolkit

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scaling down to build up

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tiny living as part of the development toolkit


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living within 3 miles of a city center grew

MILLENNIALS now number 83.1 million

more than 25%

1

2x as fast as elsewhere

nearly 2 of home buyers want to live in a

of the nation’s population

HOUSEHOLDS ARE DIVERSIFYING

The # of COLLEGE-EDUCATED 25-34 YEAR OLDS

POPULATIONS OF BABY BOOMERS

slower rate within outside city centers than in the areas city centers

connected, walkable

1 of adults 2 do not live with a spouse

60% of the world’s population in

Urban population w i l l l i v e cities increased by

WE ARE BECOMING MORE RESOURCE MINDED average college debt

30K

12.1%

travel to work by bike increased by

60%

now makes up 2.6% of the American work force (3.2 million workers)

Carbon Footprint Annual Average American: 20 TONS World: 4 TONS

In 1949, we spent

26% OF INCOME on housing,

IT IS NOW AT 41%

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15% of Millennials

OUR STUFF IS SHRINKING AND GETTING FASTER Almost

2

3

O F A M E RI CA NS OWN A SMARTPHONE

2010

By 2030,

2000

Almost

79%

OUR REGIONS ARE URBANIZING

https://www.itdp.org/wp-content/uploads/2014/07/Pedestrian-Plaza-Buenos-Aires.jpg

1950: 3.33 people

Telecommuting has risen 20052012

http://www.newsworks.org/images/stories/flexicontent/l_l_walkable_philly_1200.jpg

30% fewer cars

“I am a student hoping to build my own tiny house on wheels.”

2014: 2.54 people

declined at a

community

MILLENNIALS purchasing

Average American Household

80%

of U.S. households have a high-speed Internet connection

The Sharing Economy will grow to

live with their parents

$110 BILLION,

this number continues to rise

US chain restaurant industry

(

)

larger then the

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SCALINGtiny DOWN TO BUILD UP theONE shift toward living

WHAT P

living within 3 miles of a city center grew

MILLENNIALS now number 83.1 million

more than 25%

1

2x as fast as elsewhere

nearly 2 of home buyers want to live in a

of the nation’s population

HOUSEHOLDS ARE DIVERSIFYING

The # of COLLEGE-EDUCATED 25-34 YEAR OLDS

POPULATIONS OF BABY BOOMERS

slower rate within outside city centers than in the areas city centers

connected, walkable

1 of adults 2 do not live with a spouse

60% of the world’s population in

Urban population w i l l l i v e cities increased by

WE ARE BECOMING MORE RESOURCE MINDED average college debt

30K

12.1%

travel to work by bike increased by

60%

now makes up 2.6% of the American work force (3.2 million workers)

Carbon Footprint Annual Average American: 20 TONS World: 4 TONS

In 1949, we spent

26% OF INCOME on housing,

IT IS NOW AT 41%

Adapted from http://www.t

WHAT T

http://www.heimdecor.co/picture-resolution/1920x1440-simple-elegant-home-office-design.jpg

15% of Millennials

OUR STUFF IS SHRINKING AND GETTING FASTER Almost

2

3

O F A M E RI CA NS OWN A SMARTPHONE

2010

By 2030,

2000

Almost

79%

OUR REGIONS ARE URBANIZING

https://www.itdp.org/wp-content/uploads/2014/07/Pedestrian-Plaza-Buenos-Aires.jpg

1950: 3.33 people

Telecommuting has risen 20052012

http://www.newsworks.org/images/stories/flexicontent/l_l_walkable_philly_1200.jpg

30% fewer cars

“I am a student hoping to build my own tiny house on wheels.”

2014: 2.54 people

declined at a

community

MILLENNIALS purchasing

Average American Household

80%

of U.S. households have a high-speed Internet connection

The Sharing Economy will grow to

live with their parents

$110 BILLION,

this number continues to rise

US chain restaurant industry

(

)

larger then the

http://vbenzeri.com/Contents/1572/20150629042542400_25chmararosinke4-vbenzeri-3.jpg

NI

Tiny houses lot, moved conditions

SC

Tiny houses hood as dem also as a re

www.mkskstudios.com

WE’RE MOVING IN, NOT OUT

LO

Tiny hous resident a locations th potential.


SCALINGtiny DOWN TO BUILD UP theONE shift toward living

WHAT P

living within 3 miles of a city center grew

MILLENNIALS now number 83.1 million

more than 25%

1

2x as fast as elsewhere

nearly 2 of home buyers want to live in a

of the nation’s population

HOUSEHOLDS ARE DIVERSIFYING

The # of COLLEGE-EDUCATED 25-34 YEAR OLDS

POPULATIONS OF BABY BOOMERS

slower rate within outside city centers than in the areas city centers

connected, walkable

1 of adults 2 do not live with a spouse

60% of the world’s population in

Urban population w i l l l i v e cities increased by

WE ARE BECOMING MORE RESOURCE MINDED average college debt

30K

12.1%

travel to work by bike increased by

60%

now makes up 2.6% of the American work force (3.2 million workers)

Carbon Footprint Annual Average American: 20 TONS World: 4 TONS

In 1949, we spent

26% OF INCOME on housing,

IT IS NOW AT 41%

Adapted from http://www.t

WHAT T

http://www.heimdecor.co/picture-resolution/1920x1440-simple-elegant-home-office-design.jpg

15% of Millennials

OUR STUFF IS SHRINKING AND GETTING FASTER Almost

2

3

O F A M E RI CA NS OWN A SMARTPHONE

2010

By 2030,

2000

Almost

79%

OUR REGIONS ARE URBANIZING

https://www.itdp.org/wp-content/uploads/2014/07/Pedestrian-Plaza-Buenos-Aires.jpg

1950: 3.33 people

Telecommuting has risen 20052012

http://www.newsworks.org/images/stories/flexicontent/l_l_walkable_philly_1200.jpg

30% fewer cars

“I am a student hoping to build my own tiny house on wheels.”

2014: 2.54 people

declined at a

community

MILLENNIALS purchasing

Average American Household

80%

of U.S. households have a high-speed Internet connection

The Sharing Economy will grow to

live with their parents

$110 BILLION,

this number continues to rise

US chain restaurant industry

(

)

larger then the

http://vbenzeri.com/Contents/1572/20150629042542400_25chmararosinke4-vbenzeri-3.jpg

NI

Tiny houses lot, moved conditions

SC

Tiny houses hood as dem also as a re

www.mkskstudios.com

WE’RE MOVING IN, NOT OUT

LO

Tiny hous resident a locations th potential.


SCALINGtiny DOWN TO BUILD UP theONE shift toward living

WHAT P

living within 3 miles of a city center grew

MILLENNIALS now number 83.1 million

more than 25%

1

2x as fast as elsewhere

nearly 2 of home buyers want to live in a

of the nation’s population

HOUSEHOLDS ARE DIVERSIFYING

The # of COLLEGE-EDUCATED 25-34 YEAR OLDS

POPULATIONS OF BABY BOOMERS

slower rate within outside city centers than in the areas city centers

connected, walkable

1 of adults 2 do not live with a spouse

60% of the world’s population in

Urban population w i l l l i v e cities increased by

WE ARE BECOMING MORE RESOURCE MINDED average college debt

30K

12.1%

travel to work by bike increased by

60%

now makes up 2.6% of the American work force (3.2 million workers)

Carbon Footprint Annual Average American: 20 TONS World: 4 TONS

In 1949, we spent

26% OF INCOME on housing,

IT IS NOW AT 41%

Adapted from http://www.t

WHAT T

http://www.heimdecor.co/picture-resolution/1920x1440-simple-elegant-home-office-design.jpg

15% of Millennials

OUR STUFF IS SHRINKING AND GETTING FASTER Almost

2

3

O F A M E RI CA NS OWN A SMARTPHONE

2010

By 2030,

2000

Almost

79%

OUR REGIONS ARE URBANIZING

https://www.itdp.org/wp-content/uploads/2014/07/Pedestrian-Plaza-Buenos-Aires.jpg

1950: 3.33 people

Telecommuting has risen 20052012

http://www.newsworks.org/images/stories/flexicontent/l_l_walkable_philly_1200.jpg

30% fewer cars

“I am a student hoping to build my own tiny house on wheels.”

2014: 2.54 people

declined at a

community

MILLENNIALS purchasing

Average American Household

80%

of U.S. households have a high-speed Internet connection

The Sharing Economy will grow to

live with their parents

$110 BILLION,

this number continues to rise

US chain restaurant industry

(

)

larger then the

http://vbenzeri.com/Contents/1572/20150629042542400_25chmararosinke4-vbenzeri-3.jpg

NI

Tiny houses lot, moved conditions

SC

Tiny houses hood as dem also as a re

www.mkskstudios.com

WE’RE MOVING IN, NOT OUT

LO

Tiny hous resident a locations th potential.


SCALINGtiny DOWN TO BUILD UP theONE shift toward living

WHAT P

living within 3 miles of a city center grew

MILLENNIALS now number 83.1 million

more than 25%

1

2x as fast as elsewhere

nearly 2 of home buyers want to live in a

of the nation’s population

HOUSEHOLDS ARE DIVERSIFYING

The # of COLLEGE-EDUCATED 25-34 YEAR OLDS

POPULATIONS OF BABY BOOMERS

slower rate within outside city centers than in the areas city centers

connected, walkable

1 of adults 2 do not live with a spouse

60% of the world’s population in

Urban population w i l l l i v e cities increased by

WE ARE BECOMING MORE RESOURCE MINDED average college debt

30K

12.1%

travel to work by bike increased by

60%

now makes up 2.6% of the American work force (3.2 million workers)

Carbon Footprint Annual Average American: 20 TONS World: 4 TONS

In 1949, we spent

26% OF INCOME on housing,

IT IS NOW AT 41%

Adapted from http://www.t

WHAT T

http://www.heimdecor.co/picture-resolution/1920x1440-simple-elegant-home-office-design.jpg

15% of Millennials

OUR STUFF IS SHRINKING AND GETTING FASTER Almost

2

3

O F A M E RI CA NS OWN A SMARTPHONE

2010

By 2030,

2000

Almost

79%

OUR REGIONS ARE URBANIZING

https://www.itdp.org/wp-content/uploads/2014/07/Pedestrian-Plaza-Buenos-Aires.jpg

1950: 3.33 people

Telecommuting has risen 20052012

http://www.newsworks.org/images/stories/flexicontent/l_l_walkable_philly_1200.jpg

30% fewer cars

“I am a student hoping to build my own tiny house on wheels.”

2014: 2.54 people

declined at a

community

MILLENNIALS purchasing

Average American Household

80%

of U.S. households have a high-speed Internet connection

The Sharing Economy will grow to

live with their parents

$110 BILLION,

this number continues to rise

US chain restaurant industry

(

)

larger then the

http://vbenzeri.com/Contents/1572/20150629042542400_25chmararosinke4-vbenzeri-3.jpg

NI

Tiny houses lot, moved conditions

SC

Tiny houses hood as dem also as a re

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WE’RE MOVING IN, NOT OUT

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Tiny hous resident a locations th potential.


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