Could the tiny home movement be headed to Chicago?

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CHICAGO -- With so many workers on a construction project, you would think it’s a big job.

But at just 264 square feet, this tiny home is simply a big idea.

Tracy Baim, a Chicagoan with a passion for finding solutions to affordable housing, is the brains behind a summit coming to the city next week: two days of discussing the growing movement of tiny homes.

Dave Price is the contractor on this job, talked into it by his daughter, Mallory, a social worker by trade who sees these tiny homes as a viable answer to big housing issues.

The homes take just a few days to build; this one is going up, temporarily, on the UIC campus just for the summit.  These tiny homes aren’t yet allowed to be built in the city of Chicago.

The trend is  a bargain, it seems, if you’re into being in that small of a spot. But with a dozen cities already growing these types of places, why not tiny houses in the city of big shoulders?

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