Plugin House Initiative
The Plugin House was showcased on City Hall Plaza in May 2018, demonstrating the possibilities of backyard homes and smaller living. Events brought together community leaders, policy makers, and housing advocates to discuss how solutions like the Plugin House can help alleviate Boston's housing crisis. The Plugin House hosted over 2,000 visitors and collected a wealth of feedback during the two-week period.
What It Is
Why We Did This
There is a movement among local and municipal governments nationwide to introduce policy to encourage the construction of small homes in infill areas or even backyards.
The Plugin exhibition created an opportunity to discuss the impact of small, affordable, easily assembled houses for backyards or infill parcels across Boston to add housing affordable to average residents.
The Plugin house expands on the successful Additional Dwelling Unit Pilot currently ongoing in the city of Boston that is helping homeowners create additional living spaces for their family or affordable rentals for their neighbors one unit at a time.