Habitat for Humanity

Habitat for Humanity volunteers finished pouring the foundation at the site of Ben Brown's tiny house. Behind it is Brown's garden shed, not that much smaller than the house itself.
Rebecca Thiele/WMUK

The City of Kalamazoo is considering changing its housing laws to accommodate tiny houses. These homes are often less than 400 square feet and use things like built-in tables to maximize space. Recent reality TV shows and documentaries have made living small seem chic. Some say tiny houses could be a more affordable option for people living on a small income. 


Organization looking to help more families with housing

Erin Williams

When you become a homeowner, gone are the days of calling the landlord for any creak or leak. Maintaining  a residence on your own can be a big responsibility - especially if you’re short on cash and unsure of what you're doing.