As a Manufactured Housing Specialist, general contractor and real estate broker and developer I look at the Tiny House movement as a positive step in housing overall in specific segments i.e. Accessory Dwelling Units (ADU's) aka "Granny Flats", etc.
There is a need for housing an aging and downsizing "Baby Boom" population as well as a young and fledgling "Millennial"population that has been far removed from home ownership to a great extent.
I'm not referring to the under 100sf "Tiny House On Wheels"movement. I think that niche has a rocky road ahead for a lot of obvious reasons i.e. zoning and building restrictions, land availability and affordability, infrastructure costs that will offset and nix overall development costs thereby making far less affordable.
Moreover, I'm referring to the, designed to suit the existing architectural and esthetically complientary, 450sf to 1400sf foundation built and permanently installed structures be they site built or delivered from a factory fully assembled and set up and installed or penalized and assembled on site addition?
I know this for a fact because we are currently designing and constructing these property value increasing structures in San Diego County and they are being received with open arms in areas where it is feasible to accommodate them.