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On the next More to Say, we’re picking up on a conversation we started last week about affordable housing in Utah.  This is part of KUER’s project the Hive Mind — where you ask our reporters questions and they try to find the answers. This time it’s all about tiny homes. Maybe you’ve seen them on Instagram, those beautifully apportioned, incredibly small houses. Lots of people are obsessed with the idea, and some people actually live in them. But things get complicated for one couple when a nosy neighbor spots their tiny home in a friend’s backyard.

Link to original story: http://kuer.org/post/hive-mind-are-tiny-houses-feasible-option-increase-affordable-housing

More about The Hive Mind: http://kuer.org/term/hive-mind#stream/0

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