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Tiny Houses

Tiny House Codes--Everything You Need to Know

Posted by Macy Miller, Guest Columnist

Sep 4, 2018 2:33:41 PM

This is the best article of its type that we've seen. It's reprinted here with the author's permission--Matt Power, Editor-in-Chief

Codes for tiny houses are a complex issue, I’m going to attempt to break them down.  This is a lot of facts and some opinions, take it as you’d like but keep this in mind (and always consider motives in your research):  I have no skin in this game, my tiny house goals are accomplished.  If I am asked to leave my home tomorrow I am fine with that.  I do not own a company, I don’t even make much money from this site.  I always stand solidly behind the DIY builder but definitely understand and encourage those who want a pre-built tiny home and certainly respect someone who chooses to build tiny houses for a living (it is no easy task and they seem to face a lot of opposition, in my opinion they don’t make enough per build to deal with the criticisms I’ve seen, but I digress…).

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Colorado Town Changes Code to Allow Tiny Houses

Posted by Mel Smith, Editor

Oct 28, 2015 7:42:32 PM

If you are looking for a place to settle down with your tiny house, consider Walsenburg, Colorado.

This small town, with a population of 3,000 has made zoning changes to city code to allow tiny houses. Now tiny houses are permitted (even welcomed), as long as they are connected to city water and sewer - and are on permanent foundations. One tiny home building company has already recieved permission to establish a subdivision, however the city is quick to make it clear - a tiny house can be built on any residential lots within the city limits, not just within that subdivision. Read More

Tiny House Codes and Legal Issues: A Primer

Posted by Green Builder Staff

Jan 31, 2015 8:58:01 PM

Building or buying a ready-built tiny house may not be the biggest challenge you make when "going small." Depending on where you live, you may have to dodge legal hurdles.

The article below, written by Laura LeVoi, is a great primer on the topic, although we urge you not to take it as the last word on the rapidly changing code environment. We'll have a lot more to say on this issue in future blogs.

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