A Three Part Docu-Series

An Educational Resource for Tiny House Advocates and Policy Makers


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Living Tiny Legally explores the potential benefits tiny housing can bring to a community, the legal obstacles and how these are being overcome in a growing number of cities and in model building codes.

This educational documentary series provides an in-depth, inside look into how a handful of cities from all over the country are making legal tiny housing and legal tiny house communities, a reality.


This is truly a passion project. It is our belief that legal acceptance is necessary to give more people the opportunity to live tiny, safely and without fear of eviction. This is crucial not just for the future of the tiny house movement, but for the future of housing in America. The current housing market is sorely lacking in quality, attainable housing options.

A better understanding of how to make this happen and the value tiny housing can bring a community, help both advocates and policy makers find a path forward.

We make these films to inspire positive change, empower others into action and amplify the efforts of the many dedicated advocates that we document.
 

This is YOUR guide for making legal, full-time tiny house living a reality in YOUR community!


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A growing number of Americans want to live in a tiny house. But few can do so, legally...

Tiny house living offers a lifestyle rich with freedom, but tiny house parking options are limited and have an insecure legal status.

Most cities don't know how to treat tiny houses or where to put them and few definitions exist. The main obstacles for legal tiny housing living across the US are zoning and building standards. 

Progress!

A growing number cities from around the country recognized the benefits of tiny housing. These forward-thinking officials are taking on the tiny house challenge by exploring how this unconventional kind of housing can best fit in their communities and meet the needs of all their constituents.

This series provides an illustrative resource for those seeking to bring tiny housing to their city but don't know where to start. 

Living Tiny Legally demystifies both the local planning & zoning regulation process and building compliance process by providing an inside look into the steps the go into creating new zoning ordinances and building codes, and they must work together to create legal housing placement, or tiny house parking.

Planning Director Don Griffin

Planning Director Don Griffin

Rockledge, Fl, creates model zoning for tiny house pocket neighborhoods

Rockledge, Fl, creates model zoning for tiny house pocket neighborhoods

Plus, learn about alternative approaches to tiny house parking and planned tiny house communities across the country. This includes a look at the legal development of micro and tiny house communities for the unhoused.

Construction Careers Academy in San Antonio, TX: an educational program forges path to traditional building code acceptance for tiny houses

Construction Careers Academy in San Antonio, TX: an educational program forges path to traditional building code acceptance for tiny houses

Living Tiny Legally, Part 1 & 2 is available on YouTube as an easily shareable resource for tiny house advocates AND policy makers!

LTL Shorts: Now In-Production


Part 2: Historic Model Building Code + Local Innovative Progress

Part 2 explores the benefits of tiny housing, examines the need for building standards and how current codes can be updated to be more tiny house friendly.

Features the following stories:

  • Insightful look at how one CTE (career technical educational) program in San Antonio, the Construction Careers Academy, opened the door for permitted, inspected and certified tiny houses.

  • Behind-the-scenes story of how Walsenburg, CO, became a tiny house friendly town-- from zoning to building codes.

  • Creation of the historic tiny house appendix for the 2018 version of the International Residential Code. This includes the important arguments for why this is needed, implications for the future of the movement and next steps for implementing the appendix locally.

This was the first time in International Code Council history that an outside film crew has been granted permission to film inside the hearing room and to distribute the footage publicly.

 
Interviewing Walsenburg Planning Commissioner, David roesch

Interviewing Walsenburg Planning Commissioner, David roesch

Tiny house advocate team at the ICC Public Hearings

Tiny house advocate team at the ICC Public Hearings


The Team

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