Pittsburgh’s first tiny house is finally ready to be someone's home. (A tiny house is usually between 100 and 500 square feet.) City Paper
has covered the project since it was just an idea in developer Eve Picker’s
mind, and then through some of its financial struggles. Unlike most tiny houses that came before it (which are usually placed on small trailers to avoid zoning regulations), the 350-square-foot home in Garfield was granted a zoning exception and is fully hooked up to the city's power and sewer grids. On Jan. 31, our photo intern Aaron Warnick visited the completed domicile as part of its open house and took photos which can be viewed in our slideshow.
was not alone in expressing interest. Dozens of Pittsburghers lined up for their chance to cram into the tiny space. Residents were able to see how amenities like a bathtub, oven, stove top and two mini-fridges all fit into the small space. The initial sale price for the home is about $109,000 (this large amount is explained in our news feature, here
To see the tiny house yourself, visit the corner of North Atlantic Avenue and Broad Street in Garfield. With its boxy, modernist design and small stature, it stands out against the older homes of the neighborhood and even though it’s tiny, it’s difficult to miss.