Entries by Katie Jackson

Great Barrington, MA Will Vote On Backyard Tiny Houses May 6

The planning & zoning board of the town of Great Barrington, MA is considering allowing tiny houses on wheels, or movable tiny houses, as Accessory Dwelling Units in the back yards of existing houses. The tiny house amendment has gone through all the previous stages of approval: registered voters in Great Barrington will vote on […]

Under Construction: The Green River Small Home by B&B Quality Construction

The Green River Small Home Built by B&B Quality Construction, a division of B&B Micro Manufacturing, Inc. Built on-site on a foundation (not on wheels) Small footprint at 16′ x 20′ plus a porch Kitchen, bathroom and living room downstairs Stairs up to sleeping loft B&B Quality Construction builds homes and other buildings on-site with […]

Planning Board Meeting Recap: Backyard Cottages in Williamstown, MA?

Williamstown, MA had its planning board meeting last night, discussing whether to allow backyard cottages and second apartments to homes in certain zones of town. It was a full house, with others who couldn’t get seats standing in the hallway. In the photo, Amy Jeschawitz, Chair of the Planning Board, sits under the town flag, […]

Recap: Meeting on Backyard Tiny Houses in Great Barrington, MA

Last week’s public hearing in Great Barrington, MA addressed using tiny houses on wheels as backyard cottages.  (If you haven’t already seen it or need a refresher, refer back to this blog post). After the meeting, I spoke with Jonathan Hankin who is the president of the Planning Board.  Here’s his recap: The meeting was […]

How To Save A Ton of Money on Your Tiny House Build

Many people who want to go tiny do so because it’s a wallet-friendly housing choice.  Whether for a primary residence or a vacation home, tiny houses use less materials and less energy over time than traditional single family homes. Much of saving money on a tiny house build involves understanding the many different options available […]