Join the conversation at the next
Tiny House Community Conversation
Wed. February 22nd in Honoka’a, 6:30-8:30 pm
at the Hawaiian Cultural Center of Hamakua
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North Kohala Working Group meeting is
Tuesday, February 28th, 6:30pm
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How would legalizing Tiny Houses impact life in Hawaii?
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We are gathering testimony to support safe and efficient, energy saving Tiny Houses as smart affordable housing solutions and will be presenting citizen comments to our elected representatives to help get new legislation passed.
It all started with Food. One of the main roadblocks to increasing the local food supply is the lack of farmers farming. Ask any young farmer what they need to farm and they will point to:
Land . Water . Housing .
One Island is Championing a Conversation to Change Land Use, Zoning and Building Requirements
Tiny houses may not need building permits if considered mobile agricultural trailers
Tiny Houses are a cost effective solution to one of the main constraints that hampers our food system.
All over the US, the Tiny House movement is gaining momentum. When a Tiny House Jamboree in Colorado attracted not the 4,000 anticipated attendees but 40,000 people in 2015, it was a sign the movement had arrived.
Let’s double local food production
Here in Hawaii, a State-level bill will have the power to change County zoning and building code requirements and easily result in doubling food production. How? By giving farmers and farm workers an affordable way to live on the land they farm. More workers, more food AND a safer, better quality of life for farm owners and workers.
When farmers’ housing and transportation costs are lowered, they won’t need the ‘other’ day job to pay rent on a house in town and this means
they’ll have more time and resources to farm more food.
Beyond Food – Affordable Housing for All! Tiny Houses represent a viable solution to Hawaii’s affordable housing crisis. Retirees, live-work artist pods. Disabled and senior housing. Workers needing low cost housing. Kids returning home. Buy, build, rent, lease-to-own – Tiny House options offer smart solutions.
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Mahalo to our Elected Representatives supporting this process of developing new legislation:
Representatives Cindy Evans and Chris Lee; Senators Mike Gabbard, Russell Ruderman, and Josh Green; County Council Members Tim Richards, Dru Kanua and Jen Ruggles.
Promoting the Tiny Homes for Farms Solution at the Hawaii Farmers Union United State Convention