Developer Joseph Mendola is the leading advocate behind House Bill 312 that would require communities across NH to allow movable tiny homes in any residentially zoned area. It would be the first state to allow THOWs by right, as a permitted use.
Per the Concord Monitor, the bill was tabled for the time being, after some concerns were raised, including Department of Environmental Services fears of pollution related to the disposal of waste from such homes, likely concerns around composting toilets. The bill will be the subject of a study committee, and will hopefully come up for approval next year.
“I knew what they (tiny homes) were, the idea made sense, but I didn’t know much more than that. I was amazed at how many people sent me emails and said, I’ve been looking for this to be done all along. ... There’s obviously a desire out there.”