Tiny Houses

10 June 2014

We searched Garfield for a while before finding the perfect piece of land. One day in early April, Rick Swartz, Executive Director of the Bloomfield Garfield Corporation suggested that we take a look at a parcel that was coming out of the “taking” process (which will be explained in a later blog). This parcel is a tiny piece of land, just 24′ by 43′, only two blocks from Penn Avenue and across the street from the former St. Lawrence O’Toole Church. The address is 223 N. Atlantic Avenue.

We love 50-L-151.  Why?

– It was available to buy now;
– The site is adorable;
– We can demonstrate how a left-over piece of land can be used to its best advantage;
– It’s tiny enough for a tiny house and big enough for a tiny garden as well; and
– It’s a short walk to public transportation and all that Penn Avenue has to offer.

It’s the perfect urban infill project.  So in mid-May we took the plunge, signed a sales agreement and made a deposit on the land.




  1. James said on

    Very cool! It looks like you might be able to have a tiny neighbor or a bigger garden!

  2. James said on

    Can you have a tiny home on a trailer in the city of Pittsburgh or does it have to be on a foundation?

  3. admin said on

    Hi James – it has to be on a foundation!

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