Best Places to Live with Minimal Building Codes: Iowa

Email from a reader: “Within city limits there’s some zoning but in the country there’s nothing except getting well and septic approved. Plus, we’re 35 minutes to downtown Iowa City (birthplace of the Tiny Home movement) and 30 minutes to Grinnell, Iowa, home of Grinnell college. We feel like we hit the jackpot as far as building sites.

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Low Cost Land with Few Codes

I posed the following questions to Darlene Yarbrough, a real estate agent in Crestone, Colorado to get her response: Our readers are interested in low cost land with minimal code restrictions for building earthbag houses. Could you point to areas near Crestone where this is feasible, and the approximate cost per acre. And could you … Read more