Tiny House, Big Problems

Rolf and Mari von Walthousen are a young couple who want to tread lightly on the land. They built a tiny cabin in the woods of a northern Michigan town named Cedar.

Their 200-square-foot house has no electricity or running water. The town health department and zoning officials said their home is too small and deemed it uninhabitable.

From the Here & Now Contributors Network, Emily Fox of Michigan Radio reports on the von Walthousen’s struggles.

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