Recently I joint a tiny house meet-up in Richmond, VA. It inspired me to read more about living in a sustainable tiny house.The tiny house movement (also known as the small house movement) advocates living simply in small homes. Either on wheels or a foundation. Currently there is no set definition of what constitutes a tiny house; however, a residential structure under 500 square feet (46 m2) is generally accepted to be a tiny home.
It attracts more attention as it offers housing that is:
- cheaper than renting or buying a big house
- saves ressources (energy, space)
- more time (e.g. less cleaning)
- more ecologically friendly
- encourages a simpler lifestyle
- less expensive in terms of taxes, heating, maintenance, and repair costs
Zoning is a challenge for both tiny and small homes, as many communities require houses to be 1,000 square feet or more. But there is always a way if you talk with the right people.
Here are answers to some of the most frequently asked questions: FAQ