” This post will give you my ideas when it comes to legally living tiny, creating communities, and opportunities in the tiny house world.
You’ll also get to read an email from a reader who asked some really great questions (he’s a land use planner).
to add square footage to your design so you can meet code and start building legally.Many people that go tiny end up wanting to build a shed, a separate office, guest suite, or expanding after a year or two.So maybe if we think ahead a lot of us might realize that maybe we would like to have two bathrooms instead of one, or a dedicated office, extra bedroom, garage, etc.If this makes the house a better for you long-term, wouldn’t it be smarter to do it now? Another idea is to build an in-law suite right into your house to make it larger in order to meet minimum size standards and then you have a built-in guest house for guests or to rent out.For the rest of us who definitely see yourselves living tiny you’d want to seek rural land to purchase, lease, or negotiate to stay on.
Other options include long-term RV lots that you can also lease or purchase or simply rent seasonally and move around.“I am very much in favor of small housing…just not sure we have created the right product to serve the workforce year round and in conformance with codes.Wouldnt it be great to have a subdivision of small lots and small houses with some communal amenities?Thanks for discussing this important subject.” I couldn’t agree more about the fact that we desperately need more small housing communities all over the country right now.There are lots of people who are in their late years who don’t want to and don’t need to be in a nursery who’d rather live in a tiny or small cottage instead with minimal worries and upkeep. And there are also couples and singles professionals who don’t like having to share their living quarters with one, two, or more other people just because rents are high.There just aren’t enough small and affordable living options for single people and couples without children in most areas. All of that being said right now is a great opportunity for real estate investors and developers to serve others by creating communities with tiny houses, small cottages, cabins, tiny villas and micro apartments for long-term living.