Where can I park my Tiny House?
The Tiny House Movement is picking up steam every day. Those of us that understand the entire concept sure know why.
Everything has its place, and you can't just park a Tiny Home wherever you want to.
Just like anything else, you must begin to educate yourself about what you can and can't do. Local zoning laws are what governs this subject. I wish I could tell exactly what to do, but the zoning laws are different all over the nation.
Start by getting specific. Using your property address, you will need to check with your local zoning department to see if you can park a Tiny House on a specific lot or piece of land. Several particulars come into play. Here is a partial list of issues that may affect your permissions:
- You may have to keep your Tiny Home on its wheels and axles.
- You may have to remove the wheels and axles and set it up on blocks like a mobile home.
- You may have to skirt the bottom open area.
- You will need a water hook up.
- You will need a sewer hook up or a septic tank.
- You can consider off grid living, that is an entire way of life and can cost $10,000 or more.
Generally, you will not be able to live in city limits, but that is not always true. Many organized Tiny Home parks are being built all over America.
Outside urban areas, most acreage style land will be more flexible with zoning, and in many places there may be no restrictions at all against Tiny Homes. Me being a country boy at heart, that is my choice.
I believe the independent spirt that goes along with tiny living fits great with a little extra space to breathe.
So when thinking of tiny living, be sure to set yourself up with the right location to park. Any planning you do in this regard will pay off HUGE. Besides, owning a piece of land sure feels good.
The following is a list of resources to help you:
Tiny House Community
Tiny House Parking
Tiny Home Builders
The Tiny House Forums
Pad Tiny Houses
The Tiny Life