Welcome to the Housing Types Visual Preference Exercise. This short activity presents a variety of housing types and asks participants to identify those they feel work best in Trinity County.

For more information on the housing types included in this exercise, please see Discovering and Developing Missing Middle Housing, authored by AARP and Opticos Design, available at: https://www.aarp.org/content/dam/aarp/livable-communities/housing/2023/AARP-Missing-Middle-Housing-singles-10202023.pdf
KEY TERMS:

Single-family homes on smaller lots:
Detached single-family homes on lots from 2,500-6,000 square feet.

Duplex: Two units within a building that is of similar size and scale to a single-family house.

Triplex: Three attached units typically oriented side-by-side on a low or medium density lot. Triplexes are typically of comparable size and mass to single-family homes.

Fourplex: Four units (either in stacked pairs or side-by-side) on a low or medium density lot. Like triplexes, fourplexes are of comparable size and mass to large single family homes.

Tiny Home: A small house that typically has a floor plan of less than 500 square feet. Tiny homes can be mobile or connected to a permanent foundation.

Cottage Court Homes: Single-family homes oriented around a courtyard that serves as an outdoor community space in lieu of rear yards.

Courtyard Buildings: A medium-sized structure that consists of multiple side-by-side and/or stacked dwelling units oriented around a courtyard or series of courtyards. Often, each unit has its own exterior entrance, although up to four units may share a common stoop, staircase or entryway.

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* 1. A variety of smaller housing types are shown below. Please check those you feel will work best for residents in the county.

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* 2. A variety of medium-sized housing types are shown below. Please check those you feel will work best for residents in the county.

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