Tiny House Design Part 1 - Codes and Foundation Selection
What you'll learn
- Understand what agencies to go to with your tiny house questions, locally.
- Understand where it is legal to park your tiny house as well as what most people do.
- Know the pros and cons of selecting a new and used foundation (trailer).
- Understand the parts of a trailer and know what to look for for and what to avoid your own build.
- Understand the history and the factors that have gone into tiny house popularity
- Students should bring an open mind and their curiosity of tiny houses!
This is going to be a conversation around local and national code issues surrounding Tiny Houses. I will talk about the options you have both locally (to you) and nationally, focusing on the permitting process and alternative paths to legalized tiny house living.
As a part of this conversation I will explain the difference between a foundation tiny house and a tiny house on wheels (legally) and the process that each must go through. The MAIN focus of this course will be tiny houses on wheels so I will get into the considerations that will go into picking your foundation (trailer) including both new and used options.
There are approximately 2 hours of information relating to history, zoning, codes and foundations - as they apply to tiny homes. This course is formatted to provide the information relevant to you and enable you to make the best decision for yourself. If you are excited about tiny houses and how they may empower you this course is for you!
Who this course is for:
- This course is for all of those interested in learning the options and opportunities when it comes to transitioning to a tiny house
- This course is for those in the beginning stages of understanding all of the decisions that go into your own tiny home.
- This course is probably not for you if you are looking for in depth 'how-to' information on the steps to building your own tiny home.
- This course if for those looking to learn more about the tiny house movement and if it is right for you!
Macy Miller graduated with a Masters Degree in Architecture in 2007 and has devoted her career to sustainable design and instruction, she is a LEED Accredited Professional with a passion for education. As a project, she started the design and construction of her 196 s.f. tiny house in 2011 and has been living tiny with her family every since. Macy's home has been featured in Dwell Magazine, TIME Magazine, on Yahoo and various other sites internationally. Since completing her home she has stayed very involved in the tiny house community and strives to help empower others to be able to take on the same challenges!
In 2016, Macy and her family downsized yet again to take life on the go. After re-building a 1966 travel trailer to suite their needs, they set off on a National Park roadtrip. 40,000+ miles later they are helping others figure out how to do similar!