Living Tiny Legally: Part 1 — 9 Comments

  1. WAY TO GO!

    just finished watching this documentary. WOW!

    Fact Filled. and full of folks who understand that the future of our housing and livelihoods looks very different than it used to .

    AND bringing in the permaculture aspects of this. FOOD FORESTS/”Agrihoods”/Permie neighborhoods!

    Another aspect of this movement is houses which are site built, such as the Habitat For Humanity tiny homes.

    I personally prefer Hiperadobe round and multisided homes, so that the homes are more round/ish and less rectilinear.
    and more disaster resistant!


  2. Hi Owen,

    thank you for keeping us all posted about the Tiny House Movement and the TIny Jamboree.

    Also, Alexis and Christopher are doing wonderful service to film/document the legalizing aspects of this movement.

    MUCH thanks to all of us for perservering in this Forward Movement.

  3. I don’t get the big attraction of putting it on wheels. I have a tiny house on my property. I don’t live on it year around and that is the trick. It would be outside the zoning regs for me to do so. Perhaps we can fight that in the future.

    • They do it to get around (circumvent) the building codes. If the house is on wheels then by code it is not considered a permanent structure. And, if there are problems, the home can be moved.

    • One thing I’ve learned is how things take a looong time. People are slow to change. I think in this instance the circumstances (demand, slow economy, lack of affordable housing, etc.) are so great that even bureaucrats could see what needs to be done.

  4. Update on the Tiny House Jamboree in CO Springs mentioned above. The event coordinator just informed me that roughly 50,000 people attended this year’s event. That clearly shows a groundswell of interest in tiny houses. And, of course, as more communities legalize tiny houses then the interest could skyrocket. Think of all the people that can’t afford or don’t want to buy a big house. Think of all the seniors who want to downsize and all those who want to live more simply.

  5. This may be the story of the year for natural building. It’s certainly great news. I had just sent our new PDF The Best of the Natural Building Blog to the editor. After hearing this news I had to tell him to stop and add this story. This free PDF will be available soon. Stay tuned.

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