One of the biggest stumbling blocks for tiny houses is finding land to put your tiny house, it can be tough to find land that will be well suited for it. I wrote a very detailed post that outlines all the things you need to consider when setting up your land for a tiny house, read it here.
In more rural locations this may not be as hard as land is pretty available and cheap; not to mention building codes and enforcement are often a bit laxer. However, most people live in cities, like myself, and land is tricky to come by.
In my city, Charlotte, there is very few empty lots that aren’t in a planned neighborhood that is governed by a HOA. Land can be very expensive and the remaining lots often are not being used for very good reasons.
In general I think it’s best to find a place where there is a house there already, then piggyback off their utilities. This can be a really easy option if you’re in a place that doesn’t have HOAs. In Charlotte, most of the housing is about 20 years old or less, so Home Owner Associations are pretty much everywhere here in my city. It’s just a matter of meeting the right people who might consider allowing you to live in your tiny house in their back yard.
I wanted to give something a try, which I haven’t done before, but I think would be a lot of fun. If you hang out enough on YouTube, you’ll see loads of Q&A videos.
The concept is simple, ask a question by either leaving a comment here or using the hash tag #askthetinylife on Twitter
Questions can be about almost anything: tiny houses, living life tiny, my life, thoughts on a topic etc. I will say interesting, amusing and unique questions get brought to the top of the list.
You can use the handy link below to ask right now on Facebook or Twitter
I posted a new episode this week which is my crash course on getting started in your journey to building and living in a tiny house. For those of you with an iPhone, an Android or similar, you can subscribe to the podcast so they automatically download when a new episode comes out. You can get it via the at the top of www.tinyhousechat.com or via your phone podcast app.
Also did you know you can call in and leave a question for us and we’ll play it on the air? Call: 704-559-9577
New episode here: http://www.tinyhousechat.com/episode-8-5-ryans-getting-started-guide/
Have a tiny house question that you’ve been dying to get answered?
I have setup a new page that lets you do just that, ask your questions!
You’ll need a microphone on your computer, because we are taking the audio of our readers asking their questions and then answering them in a videos to come! It works almost like leaving me a voice-mail, but its through the computer.
You can check it out and ask your questions here: http://thetinylife.com/ask-the-tiny-life