Affordable Housing, Minus the Housing and Affordable Parts

Johnny Sanphillippo unsuccessfully attempts to add a tiny house-type dwelling unit to his property in Sonoma County. The permits cost more than a single family home in most cities.

As a side note, for the cost of a permit to build a backyard cottage in Sonoma I paid cash for a property in an up-and-coming neighborhood in Cincinnati. As I’m fond of saying, “Ohio is the solution to California’s affordable housing crisis.” Yeah, I know… it snows there. But with the $500,000 you save on a house you can buy a second home in the Caribbean.