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.

Is This the Most Livable 40-ft Container Home?!

40′ Shipping Container Tiny Home Conversion Meet Dan, an architect who designed, built, and now lives in a high-cube 40-ft container home with his wife,…

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Couple’s 26.5′ DIY Tiny House in Dreamy Tiny Home Community

Their DIY Tiny House Helped Them Move to Dream Mountain Town & Tiny Home Community Meet Erika and Ray, a rad couple who built an…

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Semi-Retired Woman’s 24′ Craftsman Tiny Home

She’s living the dream with her tiny house in a coastal tiny home community! Meet Beth, a semi-retired acupuncturist who lives part-time in a beautiful…

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Lawyer’s 41′ Gooseneck Tiny Home in NEW Community

First resident in NEW legal THOW community in North Carolina! Meet Emily, a young lawyer who moved back to North Carolina into a 41′ gooseneck…

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Permitted Expanding Tiny Home for Solo Mom

Meet solo mom Reggie who went tiny to help create a smooth transition out of divorce for herself and her teenage daughter while becoming a…

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Retired Couple’s 20′ Tiny Home for Sale

Happy Pride Month 2021! We’re delighted to share Peggy and Colleen’s story from Tiny Tranquility on the Oregon coast. They love downsized living in a…

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Maker’s Plant-Filled Tiny Home ADU with Studio

Denise Bayron is a multi-talented maker living in a tiny home ADU (accessory dwelling unit) in Oakland, California. She is a knitwear designer and sewing…

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Teachers’ Tiny Home Offers Fulfilling Lifestyle & Room for Baby!

Teachers Gilbert and Jessica downsized into a 28′ tiny house to simplify and spend their money on adventure over a mortgage. They live in their…

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Seattle’s Tiny Homes for the Homeless

Tiny homes for the homeless are proving to be an effective solution for emergency shelter and transitional housing. Seattle, like many US cities, is experiencing…

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A Mindful EcoVillage’s Legal Tiny Houses and Natural Built Homes

Welcome to the Port Townsend EcoVillage in Washington’s Quimper Peninsula. It’s a progressive-minded intentional community striving to live in harmony with the earth and each…

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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