Tiny House Events this Weekend Oct. 24-26

Victoria, Australia: Spring Camping Trip, Oct. 24-26 Waltham, MA: Relaxshacks Hands On Tiny House Workshop, Oct. 25-26 Ann Arbor, MI: Tumbleweed Workshop, Oct. 25-26 Collierville, TN: Tennessee Tiny Homes Open House, Oct. 25, 8 am Sonoma, CA: Tiny House Tour, Oct. 25, 9:30 am Lino Lakes, MN: Tiny Green Cabins Ravenlore, Oct. 25, 11 am… Read more »

IRC 2015 eliminates need for 120 sq ft room

The new 2015 International Residential Code eliminates the requirement for one room to be at least 120 sq ft – http://sustainablebuildingcodes.blogspot.com/2014/10/tiny-houses-120-square-foot-requirement.html While all states have adopted the IRC, there is great diversity in the specific versions. It will take some time before the 2015 is in effect for most states, but it’s still a terrific… Read more »

Tiny House Events this Weekend Oct. 17-19

Berryville, VA: Build Tiny workshop, Oct. 17-19 Sonoma, CA: Tumbleweed Workshop, Oct. 18-19 Sebastopol, CA: Monthly Sonoma County Tiny House Gathering, Oct. 18, 2 pm Portland, OR: Dee Williams “The Big Tiny” book signing plus tour her tiny house, Oct. 18, 2 pm Seattle, WA: Talk tiny houses, eat burgers, Oct. 18, 3 pm Orinda,… Read more »

Freedom’s just another word for “nothing left to lose”?

We tiny house enthusiasts often talk about the freedom that comes with a tiny house: freedom from a mortgage, freedom from high expenses, freedom from building codes, etc. In honor of this Columbus Day weekend, I’d like to invite you to think about the responsibilities that come with freedom. Many people came to America for… Read more »

Tiny House Events this Weekend Oct. 10-12

Portland, OR: Lucky Penny Open House, Oct. 10, 3 pm Austin, TX: Be a Home Girl, Tiny House Workshop 4, Oct. 10 Los Angeles, CA: Tumbleweed Workshop, Oct. 11-12 Santa FE, NM: Tiny House Picnic, Oct. 11, 11 am Katy, TX: The How-to Guide to Building a THOW, Oct. 11, 1:30 pm Details and event… Read more »

Certification of Tiny Houses on Wheels (THOWs)

To us, a tiny house on wheels is a home; to the government, it’s a recreational vehicle (RV). This is problematic because RVs aren’t considered legal residences. In addition, construction standards for RVs are set by the Recreational Vehicle Industry Association (RVIA) which charges several thousand dollars for membership. This is too costly and impractical… Read more »

Tiny House Events this Weekend Oct. 3 – 5

High Desert Test Sites

Minneapolis, MN: The Simple Living Conference, Oct. 3 Sebastapol, CA: Jay Shafer’s tiny house workshop, Oct. 4 Joshua Tree, CA: Tour creative desert shelters, Oct. 4, 1 pm Boston, MA: Group Planning Meeting, Oct. 4, 1 pm Minneapolis, MN: Planning meeting, Oct. 4, 4:30 pm Minneapolis, MN: Watch a TV show about tiny houses, Oct…. Read more »

Deed restrictions take the place of zoning in Houston

The City of Houston is not zoned. Therefore, the State Legislature and City Council have authorized the City to help with enforcement of recorded deed restrictions for the protection of neighborhoods, for the benefit of all residents, citizens, and taxpayers of the City, and to promote the health, safety, morals, and general welfare of the… Read more »

Registering a Self Built Tiny House on Wheels in FL

To begin the registration process, be sure to bring with you to the DMV, proof of identity (driver’s license, passport, etc.) and proof of ownership (receipts and/or title). First register the flatbed trailer: If you purchased the trailer, an MSO* is required. The trailer will be registered as a TL. If you built the trailer,… Read more »