A Three Part Docu-Series

An Educational Resource for Tiny House Advocates and City Officials

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Living Tiny Legally explores the potential benefits tiny housing can bring to a community, the legal obstacles and how these can be overcome.  

This educational documentary series also 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.

Do you want to live tiny, legally in your town? This three-part documentary series features exciting case studies and an in-depth look into how local municipalities approach community development. Policy makers share their methods and insights to demystify the planning & zoning process and building compliance. Advocates provide a better understanding of the tiny house movement and benefits tiny homes could bring your community.

Be empowered with the tools you need to make a difference in your community!
— Co-Directors, Alexis Stephens & Christian Parsons

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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 is available on YouTube as an easily shareable resource for tiny house advocates AND municipal officials!

Part 2: Now In-Production


Part 1 of 3: Groundbreaking Progress + Model Zoning

An in-depth look at how communities, including Fresno and Ojai (CA), and Rockledge (FL) are turning tiny via innovative zoning. Policy makers share their methods and insights to demystify the planning & zoning process. Advocates provide a better understanding of the tiny house movement and benefits tiny homes could bring your community. 

City of Ojai Planning Commission Meeting 

City of Ojai Planning Commission Meeting 

Fresno City councilmember Esmeralda Soria with Nick Mosley of California tiny house and filmmakers, Alexis & Christian

Fresno City councilmember Esmeralda Soria with Nick Mosley of California tiny house and filmmakers, Alexis & Christian


The Team