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Finding A Right Place For My Tiny House

Finding A Right Place For My Tiny House

Finding A Right Place For My Tiny House Is there hope for locating tiny houses in areas with zoning? Yes! Most occupied tiny houses are in zoned areas actually. Zoning can allow for small secondary residential spaces on a lot, known as ADUs (accessory dwelling units) or granny cottages, in-law units, secondary dwelling units, and tiny houses. Most often, local ...

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Tiny House-What Is Zoning

Tiny House-What Is Zoning

Tiny House-What Is Zoning First off, zoning is separate from building codes. Cities, townships, and counties can all have different zoning regulations. (They can have different building codes also, but that’s a different subject and they don’t vary as widely.). Building codes specify the minimum standards for the construction of any house, or how a house should be built. Zoning ...

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Zoning And Your Tiny House

Zoning And Your Tiny House

Zoning And Your Tiny House I’ve been learning and thinking about zoning for years, as the project manager and soon-to-be resident of a new ecovillage in the hills of SW Wisconsin. Zoning entered into the criteria for our property search, and figured largely in our members’ decision to locate outside of the city limits. Thanks to a progressive state building ...

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Downsizing And Creating A Tiny House

Downsizing And Creating A Tiny House

Downsizing And Creating A Tiny House Since committing to downsizing and creating the tiny house lifestyle in 2011, we have gotten rid of couches, tables, desks, beds, bedding, towels, kitchen gadgets galore, enough clothes to fill a small clothing boutique, a couple hundred books, tons of sports gear, memorabilia, photos, negatives, slides, old letters, grade school report cards, enough musical ...

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Building Tiny On A Budget

Building Tiny On A Budget

Building Tiny On A Budget So you want to live the tiny life? I’m sure one of the reasons that most of us make the leap into the tiny world is because we are tired of the financial burden of the typical home. While researching tiny homes, my wife and I got a little overwhelmed by the $60,000 and up ...

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Building A Tiny House Saving Strategies

Building A Tiny House Saving Strategies

Building A Tiny House Saving Strategies A lot of people may be wondering how it is possible to pay for a tiny house build, their current rent, and all their current bills with a low income job. My answer to this is to knock down current bills, and rent as little as possible so that the majority of your income ...

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How To Make Your Little City Space A Home: Urban Home Design

How To Make Your Little City Space A Home: Urban Home Design

How To Make Your Little City Space A Home: Urban Home Design Real estate prices in urban areas are known for being incredibly high. For the same price that could afford you a five bedroom house in a rural area, you might be able to get a one bedroom apartment in a city like New York or San Francisco. Because ...

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Beautifying Small Spaces

Beautifying Small Spaces

Beautifying Small Spaces I am not saying there aren’t several ways to make functional, fashionable. To begin with, when decorating small areas, use your memorabilia and decorations. Have you got a lot of books? Put them to work. Don’t just buy a bookshelf. Instead, use your heavier books in combination with some durable boards, and stack up two pillars of ...

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Building a Home Out of Shipping Containers

Building a Home Out of Shipping Containers

Building a Home Out of Shipping Containers Did you know that you can build a nice home for yourself out of recycled shipping containers? As unusual as that may sound; it is true, and you can do it for a relatively low total cost. You can undertake such a project starting out at around $2000 AND this project will be ...

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New Trends in Home and Commercial Construction

New Trends in Home and Commercial Construction

New Trends in Home and Commercial Construction The construction industry doesn’t seem like an area where innovations are constantly being made. However, you’d be surprised at the different ways that relatively small changes can make a big difference when it comes to building residential homes to large commercial buildings. Here are a few ways that construction is changing for the ...

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