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Lawmakers discuss bill to allow more tiny homes in Maine

Tiny homes in Maine (WGME)
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AUGUSTA (WGME) -- There’s a growing debate over "tiny homes" in Maine.

Several parts of the state don’t allow people to live in tiny houses, but now there's a bill in Augusta that would change that.

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Those in favor say it would be a step forward in helping people live independently and without a lot of debt.

"Tiny houses are unique and creative solutions that create affordable housing, encourage diversity, and strengthen a community and neighborhood,” said Nancy Smith, the executive director of GrowSmart Maine.

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Opponents say it would cause conflict between the state government and local communities.

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The Maine Legislature held their first discussion on the bill Wednesday, but a final decision is yet to be made.

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