The Demise of Boneyard Studios, a Tiny House Community


There are a few notable barriers to the tiny house becoming a mainstream movement, and finding land to park one’s home is one of them. Living communally on shared land with other tiny housers is a possible solution, and one example we’ve seen is Boneyard Studios, a “micro-village” of tiny homes built in Washington DC. But since covering Boneyard resident Jay Austin’s Matchbox house last year, we heard that there was trouble brewing in the community over governance and ownership. It seems now that the original Boneyard Studio community has now disintegrated, due to internal tensions between co-founders Jay Austin, Lee Pera, and Brian Levy — owner of the Minim house, who is the one who eventually purchased the lot.…

Sad to see it go, good luck to everybody affected.

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