Lee Pera is an early pioneer in the tiny house movement and she actually helped build the first tiny house community that I ever saw, which was Boneyard Studios in Washington D.C. I wanted to have Lee on the show because she is planning a tour to teach classes in construction project management, and in addition to that, she has a lot of experience building tiny house communities. We’ll talk about why Boneyard Studios ultimately did not succeed, but how it’s all part of her tiny house journey. It’s a really interesting conversation that will teach you and inspire you quite a bit.
In This Episode:
- Lee’s decision to build her own tiny house and start a tiny house community
- How Washington D.C. re-wrote it’s zoning to allow for accessory dwelling units
- The part that Boneyard Studios played in the start of the tiny house movement
- Boneyard Studio’s demise and what Lee learned from it
- Should you plan to move your tiny house often?
- Why did Lee buy a “big” house and what is NACA?
- About Kotierra: what it is, what the name means, and who it’s for.
- The Kotierra tour vehicle and locations
- Lee’s partnership with the American Tiny House Association
- What does a modern-day geographer actually do?
Links and Resources:
- American Tiny House Association
- Fine Home Building
- Go House Go by Dee Williams
- Tiny House Design and Construction Guide by Dan Louche
Lee is a geographer and community builder. She lived in 28 houses in six countries before landing in Washington, D.C. where she built her own tiny house on wheels and started a tiny house community. Founder of Kotierra, Lee shares her expertise as a tiny house consultant, helping communities and cities implement zoning changes for tiny house development and leading workshops for individuals curious about the movement.
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