HADLEY, Mass. (AP) — A Massachusetts woman who has been living in a tiny house she built as a college student is leaving town after voters rejected a proposal that would have made her dwelling legal.

The Republican of Springfield reports (http://bit.ly/24yD0fb ) voters at a town meeting in Hadley on Thursday decided not to legalize backyard cottages.

Sarah Hastings has been living in her 190-square-foot home on a parcel owned by another couple for the last year. She built the home while she was an architecture studies student at Mount Holyoke College.

Some residents had objected to the tiny house because Hastings failed to go through the required permitting process.
She was given a day to move out. Hastings says she’ll try to find another location for her house.

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