Design Tiny Homes Steven M. Johnson's Adresses the Problems of the Tiny House/ Shedworking Movement By Lloyd Alter Design Editor University of Toronto Lloyd Alter is Design Editor for Treehugger and teaches Sustainable Design at Ryerson University in Toronto. our editorial process Facebook Facebook Twitter Twitter Lloyd Alter Updated October 11, 2018 ©. Steven M. Johnson Share Twitter Pinterest Email Design Tiny Homes Architecture Interior Design Green Design Urban Design Over the years many people have tried to address the issues of granny flats, garden office sheds and tiny houses; the ownership model (with rental designs like the OfficePOD) the land use issue (with so many restrictions on size) and the most daunting, the servicing issue. And in one drawing, Steven M. Johnson solved them all decades ago: The Add-a-Room Corporation will rent you a unit, pretty enough that the City will let you plop it in the front yard and best of all, a big honking standardized service connection for electricity, television, phone, water and sewer. He even designed a little baby carriage to help carry the monster connector. This idea has (adjustable) legs.