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.
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.
Opponents say it would cause conflict between the state government and local communities.
The Maine Legislature held their first discussion on the bill Wednesday, but a final decision is yet to be made.