24 minutes | Dec 4th 2019

Living Small Goes Big

Could that cute little backyard cottage solve housing affordability?

Okay, so…no, not by itself.

But more and more, people are looking to accessory dwelling units — ADUs, for short — to add needed variety to housing choices in metro Atlanta so that people at different stages of life and income-levels can afford to live here. ADUs provide spaces for more than one household to share a single piece of land — whether it’s an in-law suite, a basement apartment, or a tiny house in the backyard.

In this episode, we talk with Will Johnston of Microlife Institute about why he’s on a mission to get people to dream small. And, we pay a visit a Tiny House Festival, because…um…why not?!

What’s Next ATL is powered by the Atlanta Regional Commission and hosted by Kate Sweeney. Find out more about the show at whatsnextatl.org/podcast.