Contributors: Anson, April, Dr. (University of Oregon)
April Anson, University of Oregon; Mobility and Eco-Rhetoric in the Tiny House Movement
Scientific paper contribution: “The World is My Backyard”: Critiquing Mobility From Inside the Tiny House Movement
Abstract: The phenomenon of the recent tiny house movement offers a unique opportunity to expose the growing commodification of environmental sustainability in a market that continues to shelter economic and class privilege. Written from my subjective position as builder, owner and inhabitant of a tiny house, this paper examines the radical possibilities intrinsic to the mobility of the tiny house movement. This mobility highlights the movement’s privileged foundations and troublesome rhetoric but also reveals its potency for environmental and social justice issues.