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Atlanta leaders approve measure allowing super small homes

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ATLANTA (CBS46) -

There are big plans for Atlanta's growing tiny house movement. City leaders have approved a measure allowing super small homes.

Even if you don't live in Atlanta, you might be seeing a tiny house move near you soon.

"We're definitely seeing growth. The TV shows that are out there, the excitement, the traffic that we're seeing, it's a huge difference," says Dan Louche, owner of tinyhomebuilders.com.

Louche is seeing explosive growth in micro-living interest.

"Back in 2009, we had 20 people visiting out website. Now we're over a million a year, it's just gone crazy," says Louche.

"We're really excited about the passing of the accessory dwelling unit legislation, which allows for houses smaller than 700 sq. ft. in the city of Atlanta," says Atlanta city councilman Kwanza Hall, who sponsored the legislation. 

The homes have to be built on foundations. When CBS46 looked at a map, we could see where the homes are eligible to be built, which are mostly on the east side of the city. 

On Wednesday, Tiny House Atlanta Executive Director Will Johnston lobbied the Georgia Department of Community Affairs Committee and won.

"Now they'll take it to the committee for review, and if that passes, in 2018 we will adopt this amendment to allow for micro-structure in the state of Georgia, under 400 sq. ft.," says Johnston.

Tiny Home Builders and advocates say it's about building affordability and the American dream.

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