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Tiny House Movement

Tiny Houses have been around for a long time as small dwellings, though only recently have

become a movement. Two books from 1973 and 1987 exist about Tiny Houses. The first law

relating to Tiny Houses was passed in Portland, Oregon in 1997. Jay Shafer, jumpstarting the

Tiny House movement, was the first to open a Tiny House building company in 1999. Initially,

Tiny Houses were a way to live simply and inexpensively. People wanted the freedom to travel

in a home-like environment, and to build living spaces that fit their needs. For more on the Tiny

House timeline:

TinyHouseTalk ( states,

“The real message behind the tiny house movement and simple living for me is being more

conscious about how we live. This includes the purchasing and consumption decisions that we

make but it also includes even deeper things like making goals for our lives and getting rid of the

necessary ‘baggage’ to get what we want.”

The Tiny House movement has been changing from spaces that are permanent living spaces to

businesses. In 2016, DEWARS, Scotch Whisky built a Tiny House and toured throughout the US,

bringing people together through drinks. In 2017, TESLA MOTORS toured Australia promoting in

a Tiny House. NESTEA and STATE FARM have also been using Tiny Houses as offices. Tiny House

shows have entertained as entrepreneurs’ search for a mobile store.

Have Tiny Houses been used for medical purposes? In 2014, three nurses came together to

raise money and build a mobile Tiny House burn unit for an 8-year-old boy. A beehive octagon-shaped Tiny House on a foundation has been built as a primary care medical clinic.

As far as we are aware, our Tiny House mobile medical clinic for primary healthcare needs is the

first! To protect our mission, we reached out to a patent firm and have obtained a provisional

patent on our Tiny House, off-grid, mobile medical unit. We have no intention of keeping this to

ourselves, though. Please read about the existing mobile RV medical units to understand the

cost difference and change we can make in underserved areas.

Read more about the Tiny House medical clinics at:

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