Fresno mayor Ashley Swearengin, left, tours the inside of a tiny house on exhibit outside Fresno City Hall Thursday in downtown Fresno. The exhibit of the 270 square foot structure made by California Tiny House marked the changing of a city ordinance allowing tiny houses to be designated similarly to a backyard cottage. Tiny houses previously fell into the same category as recreational vehicles.
Fresno mayor Ashley Swearengin, left, tours the inside of a tiny house on exhibit outside Fresno City Hall Thursday in downtown Fresno. The exhibit of the 270 square foot structure made by California Tiny House marked the changing of a city ordinance allowing tiny houses to be designated similarly to a backyard cottage. Tiny houses previously fell into the same category as recreational vehicles. ERIC PAUL ZAMORA ezamora@fresnobee.com
Fresno mayor Ashley Swearengin, left, tours the inside of a tiny house on exhibit outside Fresno City Hall Thursday in downtown Fresno. The exhibit of the 270 square foot structure made by California Tiny House marked the changing of a city ordinance allowing tiny houses to be designated similarly to a backyard cottage. Tiny houses previously fell into the same category as recreational vehicles. ERIC PAUL ZAMORA ezamora@fresnobee.com

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