tiny house guide to pennsylvania


Are Tiny Houses Legal In Pennsylvania: YES*

Tiny House Costs In Pennsylvania: $30,000 – $115,000

Tiny House Friendly Cities: Philadelphia, Elizabethtown, Harrisburg

Tiny House Builders In Pennsylvania

Liberation Tiny Homes Leola, PA

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Liberation Tiny Homes is located in Lancaster County, Pennsylvania, 85 miles north of Dover, Delaware. Liberation ships its custom-made tiny homes all across America. The entire team was born and raised in an area known for its rich history of creating — designers, framers, builders, plumbers, and painters are all committed to building you the tiny house of your dreams.

Currently, Liberation Tiny Homes has seven prefabricated designs available, as well as an option to partner with the company to create your own tiny house shell.

Greenwood Tiny Homes Lancaster, PA

Greenwood Tiny Homes


Founded by entrepreneur Karl Diffenderfer, Greenwood Tiny Homes offers its customers three prefabricated designs for your dream tiny house on wheels. As a company, Greenwood professes a goal of promoting a lifestyle of efficiency, minimalism, and openness through building energy-efficient tiny homes. You can schedule a walk through or get a quote through the website.

TinyLux Homes Paradise, PA

TinyLux Homes

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TinyLux Homes is a building and design company located in Paradise, Pennsylvania. The company creates many different kinds of creative living structures to fit many different lifestyles.

While TinyLux specializes in tiny homes both on foundation and on wheels, it also builds off-grid homes, garages, playhouses, sheds, pool houses, cave spaces, and other structures great for your own accessory dwelling unit. Check out their website to see what they have to offer.


Tiny House Trailer Dealers In Pennsylvania

Brechbill Trailers Chambersburg, PA

Brechbill Trailers


With 10 different styles of hauling products, Brechbill Trailers has a lot of variety to offer its customers. Brechbill carries many options like gooseneck, utility, dump, enclosed, equipment, livestock, tilt-deck, and car hauler trailers. It also carries individual trailer parts and accessories, as well as perform helpful repair services.

Smouse Trailers Mt. Pleasant, PA

Smouse Trailers and Snow Equipment


Smouse Trailers & Snow Equipment has a variety of trailer options to choose from to outfit your tiny house. The company stocks over 350 trailers at any given time in its storage facility, giving customers plenty of options from cargo, livestock and utility trailers to towing and snow equipment.
  • Aluminum trailers
  • Galvanized trailers
  • Utility trailers
  • Car hauler trailers
  • Dump trailers
  • Cargo trailers
  • Equipment trailers
  • Horse and Livestock trailers

AJ’s Truck & Trailer Center Harrisburg, PA

AJs Truck and Trailer Center


Located in Harrisburg, Pennsylvania, AJ’s Truck & Trailer Center services cities all across the state and offers a large selection of trailer variations and hauling products including hitches, plows, and salt spreaders. The company also carries and installs vehicle accessories like electrical connectors to brake controllers. For tiny houses on wheels, AJ’s has single and tandem axel flatbed utility trailers as well as a car hauler series.

AJ’s Trailer Center serves the following cities in Pennsylvania:

  • Harrisburg, PA
  • Dauphin, PA
  • Marysville, PA
  • Mechanicsburg, PA
  • York, PA
  • Hershey, PA
  • Lebanon, PA
  • Scranton, PA
  • Philadelphia, PA
  • Pittsburgh, PA
  • Lancaster, PA

Tiny Houses For Sale In Pennsylvania

Tiny Houses For Sale In Pennsylvania

There are many reasons to settle in Pennsylvania for the long haul. Pennsylvania locals enjoy beautiful natural scenery, lively professional sports culture, creative arts experiences, and high-quality cuisine, all for a surprisingly affordable price compared to many other states whose metropolitan areas offer similar perks. Check out these tiny homes for sale in the Keystone State.


Tiny Houses For Rent In Pennsylvania


Vacationing in Pennsylvania has some major advantages. Many of the national parks in Pennsylvania are designated historical sites that offer walking trails, tours, or other outdoor activities on the property. It has 121 state parks, 19 national parks, and seven National Heritage Areas for residents and tourists to explore.

Pennsylvania is historically rich, which is a huge reason why many tourists visit. Whether you want to tour the hall where the Declaration of Independence was adopted or scope out the battlefield at Gettysburg, the Quaker State has many historical attractions to offer.

Check out these tiny houses on Airbnb to book your next trip in Pennsylvania.

Tiny Houses Communities In Pennsylvania

There are many reasons that living in a tiny house community is beneficial and can genuinely change your life. Existing in these communities allows you to do life alongside others, gives you access to shared resources, and reduces your bills. Check out this tiny house community in Pennsylvania, as well as in neighboring states like Ohio and New York.

Tiny Estates

Located near Lancaster, Pennsylvania, Tiny Estates is a tiny house community for those who want to live in a tiny house full time. The community does not host tiny house rentals, as all of its residents own their tiny houses.

Tiny Estates has tiny houses for sale as well as lot availability where you can bring your own tiny house on wheels to the community and join in the tiny experience. It hosts many community events to participate in together, like game nights, festivals, movie showings, and holiday parties.

The community welcomes families, couples, and single adults to join its network of tiny life enthusiasts. You can apply to join by downloading the application.

Boiceville Cottages

Boiceville Cottages is located in the heart of the beautiful Finger Lakes in Brooktondale, New York. The community is made up of 140 tiny houses, two separate dog walking parks (well-behaved dogs and cats are welcome), and a busy community meeting house with a gym and a full-sized kitchen. A short drive, bus trip, or cycle to Cornell University and Ithaca College, Boiceville is ideal for students.

The community is multigenerational with a real neighborhood vibe. All apartments are wheelchair accessible, and if any special modifications are required, they’ll take care of it. The tiny houses are designed to be efficient and low cost, making them an attractively affordable option for anyone interested in a greener, lower-cost lifestyle.

Boiceville Cottages’ second location, La Bourgade on Seneca, opened recently. Situated on the hillside of Seneca Lake, La Bourgade has only 40 tiny houses, so it offers a more intimate, village-style living experience.

Cedar Springs Tiny Village

Cedar Springs Tiny Village is the first tiny living community in the state of Ohio — another neighboring state of Pennsylvania. The community is made up of tiny homes owned by the residents, BYOTH (bring your own tiny house) style. However, the plots are rented or leased out to tiny homeowners by Cedar Springs.

Living in Cedar Springs Tiny Village brings with it many privileges to increase your quality of life. New Paris has all the seasons — warm summers, seasonal farmers markets in the fall, beautiful springs, and gorgeous, snowy winters with activities like sledding and snow tubing.

The rental plots are a quick walk from Natural Springs Resort, which offers day and seasonal passes to access the pool, beach, fishing, scuba diving, and other fun activities. The Cedar, a local coffee shop, is conveniently located within walking distance at the north end of the community. Check out Cedar Springs’ website to see what plots are available for lease and how you can join this tiny village.

Tiny Living Social Groups Pennsylvania

Pennsylvania Tiny House Association

The Pennsylvania Tiny House Association is a Facebook group that anyone in the state of Pennsylvania is welcome to join. The group welcomes all who own or are simply interested in what it’s like to live in a tiny house. The page was developed as an effort to spread the word about tiny homes in the state and encourage acceptance by homeowner associations across the state. Members can post tips and share ideas to help promote tiny house living, or share their own pictures and experiences with the community.

Pennsylvania Gardening Group

This Facebook group of over 30,000 members exists for gardening lovers in the state of Pennsylvania. The group is private, but anyone who loves gardening is welcome to send a join request. The group exists for members to share tips, stories, pictures, or advice about their own personal gardens and ways to start a garden.

Philadelphia Solar Energy Association

A huge aspect of the tiny life is living minimally and reducing your carbon footprint as much as possible. Tiny housers are all about alternative energy methods like solar panels. The Philadelphia Solar Energy Association is a volunteer-based, member supported nonprofit that encourages solar energy throughout Philadelphia. PSEA hosts events, conferences, and campaigns to promote the use of solar energy in the city. Check out the Facebook page to learn more about this nonprofit.


Tiny House Laws & Building Codes Pennsylvania

*Disclaimer: The information provided on this website should not be taken as an expert opinion, consultation, or advisement of any kind. Building codes, home building, zoning, local laws etc are complicated and ultimately your responsibility to execute legally and safely. You must do your own research, consult with and verify with all applicable authorities, local officials, regulatory bodies, code and zoning officials, and city/state/federal governments. See our full legal page for further information here: https://thetinylife.com/about-us/legal/

  1. Thank you for all the info. My wife and I have been look to relocate to Pennsylvania and we have a friend in Lititz. Lancaster County. We think the houses are way too big. Do you have a recommendation for a realtor that understands tiny house? It is so hard to look for property in a location that would allow a tiny or small or multiple tiny houses. thanks

  2. I have a small “tiny house” that is 12’x22′. It is totally empty. I bought it as a she from a company in Lititx Pa. I live in Zip Code 18629. I’m looking for a contractor to make this into a “tiny home”. I would like to have pastors and missionaries be able to spend a week at a time so they could recharge their life. Can you recommend someone for this project?

  3. I’d LOVE to sell my townhouse in NE Philadelphia pa and build a small tiny home with some of the money I made from selling my townhome. But I really don’t want to be FAR AWAY from NE Philadelphia pa. Lancaster is to far, where else can you have smaller home near the NE Philadelphia pa???

    • That’s a good question Leslie. I live right outside of Philly in the western Burbs and I would really like to find out myself.

      • Really it’s going to be about rallying the state representatives and getting tye zoning and stuff changed to allow for the tiny homes in all of PA. Or go to local city council and petition them for the changes to local ordinance

  4. Everyone reading this please wish me luck/ pray for me/us! One of my 4 kids- all w special needs- is about to turn 18. He can’t live alone yet he wants/deserves some kind of independence but I cannot bear to have him living in a facility. Thankfully I have a huge back yard with privacy in a bustling city… enough to have (3) 10×12 tiny homes out there. Im almost done converting my home into a duplex. This will allow all 4 of my kids to live on thier own, with a support system (each other) and help if they need it (me). So I’m gonna build 3 myself and I’m kinda nervous…

  5. Do you have a contact for I would like to get one but don’t have land

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