The YIMBY moment has arrived. The name stands for “Yes In My Backyard” and is a grassroots movement to make housing affordable and accessible to far more people. Some of its biggest advocates in California include Yelp CEO Jeremy Stoppelman, while YIMBY-ism is rapidly spreading throughout the country in places like Boulder, Minneapolis and Austin.
The YIMBY movement aims to help end the housing shortage and ease the skyrocketing number of homeless people. In Los Angeles alone, the homeless population exploded from 32,000 to roughly 55,000 in just six years.
And even when people do find housing, skyrocketing real estate values mean they’re often pushed farther and farther from the centers of cities, forcing long commutes. Those hours on the road not only rob people of time, they also dramatically increase carbon emissions.
Minarc has designed Plús Hús to offer homeowners a way to become an agent of social change, starting in their own backyard. With recent Accessory Dwelling Unit legislation, homeowners can now legally help alleviate California’s housing shortage, and Plús Hús offers a low-maintenance, environmentally responsible way to do this.
The 320-square-foot home comes delivered completely flat-packed and is assembled on site, easing delivery and construction processes as well as overall cost.