People Living Tiny Legally

Across the United States

Living tiny legally is not an easy feat in the United States. However, more and more jurisdictions are beginning to allow tiny homes as permanent housing and transitional shelters. And wow, is that overdue! Living in permitted tiny houses, legal tiny home communities, and city-sanctioned shelter villages is more common than ever before.

Here are many of the folks enjoying this opportunity.

Belle-Themed Tiny House with Downstairs Bedroom

Meet Kathleen, a passionate Disney fan living in a tiny house with a downstairs bedroom. It’s a Belle-themed home of Beauty and the Beast fame.…

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Their Extra Wide Park Model Tiny Home on Land

Meet Yessi and Bobby, a young couple living in a lovely extra-wide park model tiny house on their own land in the Texas Hill Country.…

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Mind-Blowing Tiny Home on Foundation built from Trash

Meet Christo, a musician and DIY builder extraordinaire. He built a truly mind-blowing tiny home on foundation using mostly reclaimed wood and salvaged & recycled…

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Builder lives in a Bright & Spacious Tiny House

Meet Mike, a passionate builder living in a bright and spacious tiny house full of comfortable, practical features. But he wasn’t always into small spaces.…

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‘Seniors’ downsize into Tiny Home for freedom

Meet Kathi and Jim, “seniors” living in a 28-ft tiny house on wheels that they helped build. Downsizing allowed them to live in their dream…

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Couple’s Stunning 40-ft Gooseneck Tiny House

Meet Leo and Shannon, newlyweds living in a gorgeous custom 40-ft gooseneck tiny house built by Liberation Tiny Homes. Gaining financial independence was their primary…

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His & Hers Tiny Homes Parked Side by Side

Meet Elisa & Ryk, a happily married couple who live in his & hers tiny homes parked side-by-side at an RV/THOW community in Welches, Oregon.…

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Their Adorable $30k 128 sqft Tiny Home

Meet Ashley and Norma-Jean, super cute owners of a 128 sqft tiny house on wheels. It began as a bare-bones $30k budget model by Incredible…

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Charming Tall Man Friendly Tiny House

Meet Josyln and Dave, a rad couple who live in a 32-ft gooseneck home at the Acony Bell Tiny Home Village. At 6.5-feet, building a…

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morracan style tiny house

DIY Moroccan Style Tiny House Offers a Fresh Start

Meet Shelby and Cole, who lives in a DIY Morrocan style tiny house with their dog, Runa. After a year of tiny living, they’re now…

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Grassroots advocates are working to legitimize tiny housing through educational initiatives and collaboration with local and state-level policymakers on common sense regulations. Their shared goal is to create more housing options to meet the needs of all residents.

Legal acceptance is critical for gaining access to financing, insurance and more secure placement of tiny homes. The biggest obstacles, restrictive zoning and building codes, are slowly but surely being overcome. To learn more, watch our docu-series, Living Tiny Legally.

-Alexis Stephens & Christian Parsons, Creators of Living Tiny Legally