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 governs tiny houses and what is the process to a legal tiny home? In this portion we will chat about how to go about licensing and registering your tiny house touching on building departments, zoning departments and the department of transportation.
In this portion we will talk about the options you have for tiny house parking including the legal options and processes to being approved as well as 'what most people do'.
I will talk about RVIA and give you an understanding of how it fits into the tiny house world.
In this portion I will go through a handful of cities who are leading the charge to legalizing tiny houses and how each one is approaching it.
This will get into the details of a trailer and why some features may be more beneficial for you than others.
in this portion I will talk about choosing your trailer including the pros and cons of buying new vs used and what to look for. Also included is the different types of tiny house specific trailers.
In this portion I will go over the importance of balancing your trailer and how to go about doing that.
An overview of what the IRC is and what this means
My take on what the experience was at the ICC Hearing
How to make it happen!
Some examples (super early examples)
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 own 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!