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

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

  3. 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.

  4. 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!

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

    Sandra Winters


  6. 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.

    • I would so love to live in a Tiny House Community who are interested in working a community garden. I live on a fixed income and find it hard to live month to month so I have a raised garden to help with my food budget.

    • Hi I am so excited to hear this My house and I live in Randolph and he works in greensboro. I so tired off struggling with house payments car payments. I have already started the mind set of down sizing. My daughter thinks I have lost it when I talk about the minimalist lifestyle.I just talked my husband into putting our house on the market and I have been showing him tiny houses. So I have been trying to figure out where we could put this if it pans out. That is why this is wonderful to see. I hope to talk to you soon.

    • Hey Linda just saw you post even though its from 2013 and was thinking of getting a tiny house also to live simple and free from this worlds debt. finding land is the hardest part right now , I now live in clemmons if your still into the tiny house let me know please thanks Donna

      • Hi Donna,

        I’m just now seeing your reply to my post back in 2013! Regrettably, I sold my land in Stokes County. It was so much to take care of. Now I’m looking again in stokes county for less acreage where I could build tiny and share with one or two others. If you’re interested still, perhaps we could get together
        and talk about it….though your post was a year ago!

    • Did you ever get a tiny house on your property or find information or other people interested?

    • Since I sold that property, I now have a different phone number. I’m still dreaming of land with a few other compatible people where we could build tiny homes. I mainly want a garden.
      If anyone is interested, I’m very interested in networking.

    • were you able to follow thur whit the tiny houses I may one day be interest

  7. 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………..

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

  9. 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!

  10. I’m curious…wouldn’t it be more cost effective to have a company like Bunce Buildings or Out Back Buildings build the shell of the house and then customize it to individual needs? They have economy of scale given they already build outdoor buildings commonly used for storage. Just a thought.

  11. I want to build a Mobil tiny home. I’m moving up around Mebane for work.

  12. I am looking at building on Carolina Beach. The home needs to be on pilings. Do you do that and work in this area. If so, please contact me, as I have plans, or I am willing to look at yours.

    • Hi we are looking to do the same. Have you had any luck finding someone to build?

  13. HI All, I live in NC as well in Rockingham county and have been wanting to start building my own Tiny Home. I want it to be a permanent house no wheels. Love hearing there is a Tiny Home movement here in NC.

    • Hi. In rockingham county as well. Just wondering how your tiny house journey is going?

      • I’m looking to buy land in rockingham county and build tiny.

        • I’m finding beautiful land in Stokes County that I’d like to share with a few other people.
          In Tennessee there’s a community where each person buys their acre for about 10,000 and can share the well and septic. Would be great to network to discuss this possibility with others who are serious about buying and building now in the Stokes or Rockingham area. I’ve posted on this site before but it seems to be hit or miss with anyone seeing it or responding. I’m ready to buy now and start building. Stokes more or less allows tiny homes without wheels.
          Land here is so much more affordable than other places in the state, and it’s close to Winston-Salem and Greensboro. Organic gardening, wildlife, beauty, quiet, dark skies at night, these are some of the things I value about living rural.

  14. Hi Ryan, I wrote to you awhile ago but didn’t see a reply. I might have missed it. I requested info on the best way to find a place for living in a thow in the Charlotte & nearby SC areas. If buying land, how much is required to avoid problems with codes/laws? I read in some areas it can be placed on property where a house is already established but in other areas a time limit of 60-90 days so it can’t be lived in permanently. Please give your thoughts/advice on this.

  15. Hi, I am looking to build a tiny home in either Fayetteville or Lillington, NC. Are there any others out there? We can buy land and homestead it as a community.

  16. How can I become part of your community?

    • I’m still open to looking for land with others where we could share the cost and perhaps the well and septic as well. There’s some beautiful land here in Stokes county, a half hour drive from Winston Salem, NC, a major nice city. If anyone cares to network, perhaps even to clarify our goals, I’m open to discussion/and/or meeting. Thanks!

  17. Where is the 20 acres in stokes county. Would like to build a 399 sq. ft. tiny home.

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