A WOMAN who has lived in her tiny house on wheels for five years is struggling to stay inside after the city council tried to evict her.
Robyn Davis, 33, lives in a converted shipping container in West Sacramento, California.
Davis lives illegally in her home, even though she owns the land the tiny house sits on.
In California, a special use permit must be obtained in order to legally live in a tiny home.
According to one online petitionDavis is fighting to make tiny homes on wheels more accessible.
“This would provide me and so many others with more affordable housing opportunities as the homeless crisis and income inequality deepen across California,” she said wrote.
The 33-year-old faces fines of tens of thousands of dollars because her home does not meet city zoning standards.
At a city council meeting, Davis said, “I’m aware that I live illegally. But your standards are unattainable and unaffordable – not just for me, but for the majority of the population.” ABC reported.
“I’ve been denied a temporary use permit, denied off-grid options, denied affordability and threatened with termination.” she continued.
Tiny homes are becoming increasingly popular in the United States as an affordable alternative to traditional houses or apartments.
A Florida couple decided to simplify their life and downsize into a tiny house.
They spent $15,000 on the project and only pay $100 a month for utilities.
Located in Ocala, Florida, the couple named their home “The Gypsy Mermaid.”
Rebekah and Robert Sofia built their European-inspired tiny house in just under two years.
InsideThe house features a pizza oven, sleeping loft, pebble floor bathroom, kitchen and artistic living area.
Galiano Tirmani, the founder of the tiny home start-up Boxabl, described to CNN how cheap houses can be built in just 48 minutes.
According to Tirmani, interest in Boxabl’s casita house is huge.
“We’ve seen such incredible interest and demand for the product that there are now over 130,000 people on the waiting list to buy the tiny houses,” he said.