Update: May 17, 2016

I have been MIA with other obligations, and Facebook & Twitter is where I post most updates, but I am back, with a newly redesigned web site, sans the graphics:


Small houses, tiny houses, micro-housing, and other types of affordable housing, are gaining in popularity, with recommendations that HUD approve of small houses and small house communities as one answer to homelessness.

2016: The Year Of The Small House Movement

The small house movement continues to grow with leaps and bounds, and real progress is beginning to happen, as people are demanding housing choices besides large expensive cookie cutter houses with high taxes and utility bills.

Additionally, the poverty rate is skyrocketing, with more of our fellow citizens facing homelessness and poverty because they cannot afford a place to live.

Homeless Veterans, Families, Seniors

Here is a summary of what’s new in  the small house movement:


From our friends at Tiny House Talk:

City council eliminates zoning codes to allow small houses:

Small House Community In Colorado


Tent City Urbanism shares their year in review, with news about other small house communities popping up across America:

Tent City Urbanism

Square One Villages also has some great news to share, and they will supply the resources needed to set up a community near you:

Square One Villages


We must demand choices in housing, as housing is a human requirement and right, and not a luxury reserved for those with stellar credit and high incomes. One answer to homelessness is small houses, affordable, and easy to construct and retrofit for solar energy.



For the latest news, visit my Facebook Page: Live Green 4 Less

Regular updates, with links to other small house sites and pages.

Pinterest: Live Green 4 Less Small Houses And Cottages, features photos and building plans.








Heaping More Punishment On The Homeless OK, Says Governor.

The lack of affordable housing has created a public aid nightmare for one state, and their governor has come up with this novel idea to help end homelessness:

Make it harder for people to receive housing vouchers for hotel and motel housing. Direct them instead to homeless shelters and rental assistance programs and like magic, the problem disappears ! Absolutely brilliant idea, except homeless shelters are filled and rental assistance programs are either tapped out financially or there is a lengthy wait time.

So what becomes of these Americans ?

Small affordable housing is the answer to many problems facing our society, so why isn’t affordable housing being built ?

The banks and builders say affordable housing is not profitable.

Profits over people is what has created so much homelessness, and we must demand housing as a human necessity and affordable housing be built for the common good.

Making It Harder On The Homeless




Rental Market Very Profitable, Says Bankers.

There you have it, in black and white. Adult kids living in their parent’s basement because they are jobless and/or lower wage earners priced right out of the rental market.

In some cases, mom and/or dad are the basement dwellers in the houses of their adult kids who often times have families of their own.  You see, mom and dad cannot afford the high rents either.

Ah, but don’t feel sad or remorseful  for too long because there is some really good news for the investors, and that is they are profiting handsomely in the rental market, so all is not lost, and the investors have a word of wise for all those jobless basement dwellers: think positive and maybe someday if you get a high paying job, you may actually escape from your subterranean home away from home and into one of their high priced rentals.

So where is the affordable housing and why is it not being built ?

The reason is because, according to the bankers and investors, it’s not profitable. This current arrangement of price gouging while creating eternal everlasting basement dwellers is working out quite well for them.

Color this unacceptable. We must demand housing as a human necessity.