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Reporting Tiny Houses To The City…. There’s App For That

Today I was researching codes and zoning when I discovered Charlotte now has an app for reporting public nuisances.  You can snap a photo, mark the location on a map, then send it the complaint anonymously.  You can see it at    http://charmeck.org/Pages/MobileApp.aspx

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For those of you who don’t know, I blog to you from Charlotte, NC; A decent sized city in the south with around 2 million people.  It’s a great place, it has a lot to do, not a lot of traffic, good jobs, and while ranked 17th largest city in the US, I can still find a multi-acre lots here.

Well Charlotte is also a very difficult place to be a tiny house person, with the city growing by 40,000 people every year, our code enforcement and zoning are very busy, leaving little time to entertain the idea of a variance for tiny houses.  Between strict codes that are difficult to get variances on and a most of Charlotte’s housing under HOA’s, its a tough place for tiny houses.

So I thought I’d share this new innovation that cities are taking up.

If you want to know more about how codes affect you, check out our ebook: cracking the code!  here

 

Your Turn!

  • What do you think of this app?
  • Have you talked with your local code enforcement about tiny houses?

Building Codes And Tiny Houses

Our friend over at Resources For Life, Greg Johnson posted an interesting video recently about Tiny Houses and building codes, I thought it was pretty good, so here it is!

Municipal Codes

I thought I would share this great resource with you all.  Some of our greatest frustrations with Tiny Houses is taking Tiny Living principles and getting them to work within the paradigm of the status quo.  One such difficulty is municipal codes.  I just found this website while researching the legality of raising chickens in my city.  So check it out for the place you call home and let me know how comprehensive it is!

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