Tiny House Hot Water!

Real Estate Agent with John Cooper Realty Team 01448884

Tiny House Nation – Can the Tiny House be illegal?


With the growing popularity of the “Tiny House” concept I recently ran across an article that was explaining how often times the owners of these tiny houses are finding themselves in hot water and in many cases it is illegal to park them on open land.

Tiny houses are described at homes that are under 500 square feet and often times they are built on trailers and considered to be trailers just like your typical RV.

With the growing popularity is seems that it’s becoming harder to find places to park your Tiny House.

To park a Tiny House and or RV type living quarters you must think of a few things prior to setting up camp.

1.Where is your water and power supplies

2.How will the waste be handled

3.Will the City and or County allow such accommodations to be lived in or parked for a period of time.

I know that a few surrounding counties do not allow RV’s or such type vehicles like a Tiny House to be lived in on a piece of property longer the 15 days and then it must be moved.


My final thoughts, before you go with a Tiny House, make sure you have a place to park it! 


Comments (4)

Kartik Subramaniam
Adhi Schools, LLC - Rancho Cucamonga, CA
Market Analysis--Educational Content, Adhi Schools

John Cooper I always wondered how some of these people on the shows who appear to live near major cities were actually living in them. I've never seen one in real life and know there are a lot of rules that would make it difficult, as you've recognized. I'm sure there are people that tiny houses work great for, but it is definitely a hassle for many. 

Jul 08, 2016 08:11 AM
Laura Allen, Lake Tahoe - Truckee Real Estate for Sale TahoeLauraRealEstate.com
Coldwell Banker Realty, Tahoe City, CA (530) 414-1260 - Tahoe City, CA
Tahoe Real Estate Agent Helping Buyers and Sellers

John Cooper - You've brought up some great points that tiny home buyers should know about so they can ask the right questions.  I didn't realize that they could be mobile and were not on a traditional foundation.  Great information on tiny homes!

Jul 08, 2016 08:40 AM
Sheila Anderson
Referral Group Incorporated - East Brunswick, NJ
The Real Estate Whisperer Who Listens 732-715-1133

Good morning John. You have made many good points. I like the idea of a tiny house but have never seen any in real life either.

Jul 08, 2016 10:44 PM