AUGUSTA — A new bill is being discussed in the Maine Legislature that would allow more Mainers to live in tiny homes.
As it stands, several areas of the state do not allow people to live in so-called tiny houses.
Those in favor of the bill said it would be a step forward in helping people live independently and without significant debt.
“Tiny houses are unique and creative solutions that create affordable housing, encourage diversity, and strengthen a community and neighborhood,” said Nancy Smith, executive director of GrowSmart Maine.
Members of the legislature’s Committee on Labor and Housing heard testimony Wednesday from people both for and against the proposal.
Those opposed said it would cause conflict between the state government and municipalities.