We met up with Jay Austin, co-founder of Boneyard Studios, a tiny home community where he owns tiny home of his own dubbed “The Matchbox”.
Jay synced up with two other people, Lee Pera and Brian Levy, to start Boneyard Studios in a back alley lot in DC that was next to a cemetery (hence “Boneyard”). Brian owns the lot and the Minim House, a tiny home designed by Foundry Architects who received an American Institute of Architects award for it.
Having three tiny homes in a back alley lot in DC is no easy task. And after some trials and tribulations, Jay and Lee left Brian’s lot to find another space in DC to set up their community.
We, at Offload, love the idea of small structures (see our mobile office concept here), so when we found out that Jay was moving his place, we decided to check out the scene and see what it takes to move a tiny house. We brought our camera and curiosity to record the action. We ran into obstacles like low hanging telephone wires and trees, traffic with impatient drivers that didn't want to share the road with a tiny house on wheels, and slight quicksand effects of wet ground. You can check out the video below.
Jay placed the Matchbox in a temporary location and will need to move it again. That’s the beauty and challenge of owning a mobile space- having the freedom to move, and finding places to keep them within the laws of the land.
Stay tuned to the adventures of Jay, the Matchbox, and Boneyard Studios here.
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