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Annoucing Tiny House NC

 

Today I wanted to share a special project that I have been working with some amazing people, it is finally ready to launch.  Along with myself, Steven Harrell (Tiny House Listings), Laura LaVoie (120 Square Feet) and Andrew Odom (Tiny r(E)volution) announced the upcoming launch of Tiny House NC, an organization to promote Tiny House culture throughout North Carolina.  TinyHouseNC gang

When the opportunity arose to join forces and develop an organization that would promote the tiny house movement in the state, we jumped at the chance. With such a diverse landscape in a relatively small state there is something for everyone in North Carolina. From the mountains to the sea and everything in between, Tiny House NC hopes to create a perfect place for small living enthusiasts to seek advice, services, and resources.

Their mission is to, “To showcase tiny house builders, dwellers, and dreamers in the state of North Carolina as well as be a vital resource to them in their path to a tiny life.”

logo“Tiny House NC is passionate about being fully engaged with the tiny house community in North Carolina. We want to forge connections with and promote the lives of the community and its members. It isn’t just about building houses but turning them into homes.”

The tiny house movement is on the rise and many Americans are looking for ways to downsize and simplify their lives. Tiny House NC couldn’t have come at a better time. Exchanging a fast-paced life for a simpler, mortgage-free house can be the answer for many individuals in North Carolina. Coupling the minimalist lifestyle with off the grid energy solutions can encourage people to consume less and reduce waste. The possibilities for a tiny lifestyle are endless and Harrell, Mitchell, LaVoie and, Odom represent several tiny solutions.

For more information about Tiny House NC you can join Tiny House NC by going to http://tinyhousenc.com/

14 Comments
  1. Cool! As an NC-based planning junkie interested in sustainability and affordable housing, I look forward to hearing what y’all are able to accomplish.

  2. I look forward to being part of the conversation in NC. I live in an intentional community with a focus on arts, environmental stewardship, and life-long learning. Part of our environmental ethic is building small, green, high quality homes. My husband and I live in a small house (255 s.f., plus equal-sized art studio). Small house living is a lot easier for us because we have access to shared community resources such as a common house for overnight guests, community laundry, storage space for bikes, etc. Also, we have acres of forest preserve to walk in, and community garden space to use. I know that some folks are looking for rugged independence, but my interest is in the ways that strong communities can nourish both community and independence–no matter how big your house is!

    • Olga,
      I share your passion for art and simple living and it is my dream to initiate and build a tiny home, solar powered art community in Eastern NC. Do you know of any communities that are in place that I could visit to actually see how the community could work. I envision a community of 20-30 houses with lots of open space for gardens, both food and flowers. I also think it would be important to have some public areas to encourage community activities like live theater, music performances, and picnic areas. Can you give me any suggestions on how to get started?

  3. Would love to have a group like yours in California!

  4. That is so great! Will you be trying to tackle zoning issues? We are hoping to have land purchased before our tiny house is finished; I’m not sure whether we will stay under the radar or try and change the zoning in our area to make it legal to live in a tiny house full time.

    • Changing zoning and codes is a long road to haul when working with the IBC, the way the system is setup, they are already determining the changes for 10-15 years out, but then municipalities have to adopt them, so if we started today, it would take about 20 years to effect. Until then I put out my new ebook called cracking the code which is on my website store.

  5. Thanks for the info! As a Charlottean myself, I’ve worried that building my own tiny house would be nearly impossible in NC. Good to know it’s not just for the west coast!

  6. I am interested in a quality built tiny hose in Winston-Salem , NC. Tiny is fine, but quality is important.

    Sandra Winters

    sandraannwinters@gmail.com

    336.406.9302

  7. I have 20 acres of beautiful land in Stokes County. There’s an existing farmhouse that I live in. I’m looking to simplify and
    am looking at tiny homes to build or buy. There’s room for others here. I would love to meet others who are interested in small home
    living. Also have a large fenced organic garden.
    This location is a half hour drive from Winston-Salem.
    My number is 336 591-5413.

  8. I stumbled upon this link while looking for others interested in Tiny Houses in NC. I am also in Winston Salem. I’ve yet to see one in person, so I was hoping to get the feel if anyone around had one available. Im in the daydreaming phase now, but I’d like to see this become a reality for me in the coming years.

    Any locals with experience or an actual house their willing to show off, feel free to email me.

    rlwyke@gmail.com

    -Ryan

  9. This is a comment on Ryans comment. I would love to be able to get a feel for the size of a tiny home. The photos are great but I am having a hard time visualizing myself living in one. My process of getting the “stuff” out of my life has begun so I am on my way………..

  10. Hey all live in Winston too. They build them in Brevard! Planning a trip to check them out. Round trip!
    H

  11. So is it legal to build a tiny full time home in NC? Im a single mom of 4 and could lose everything tomorrow if one thing goes wrong. Im tired of worrying about how Im going to pay for rent, lights and water. My lights have been turned off 5 times in 3 years!

  12. Awesome….I will check it out. Thank you so much.

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