Can you legally own and use a tiny home?
A common question we receive is, "can I park this "tiny house" on my property?" That is a good question, and unfortunately, the answer is complicated. Laws on accessory buildings, temporary buildings, etc., vary greatly from state to state, county to county, and even city to city. We greatly encourage you to check your local laws if you are concerned with the restrictions (if any) in your area. Visit your county, city, and state .gov website, or call your local zoning office. Our "tiny homes" are temporary structures built on wheels, and are not intended or marketed as permanent or semi permanent dwellings. However, once you order, it is yours. We do not encourage our customers to place their "tiny houses" illegally, and should you do so, it is your responsibility to bear the reprecussions. We are not liable for any legalities concerning these portable, temporary structures once they are yours and in your possession.
You as a citizen have a voice, and although certain areas have restricted or hampered the tiny home movement, we firmly believe that in the future they will be even more widely accepted and encouraged as an alternative to "big housing". Speak with your local councilman and officials, and encourage them to seek out friendly laws for this great movement of the future!
Contact us if you have any further questions on where to receive local info, etc.
Furthermore, any of our tiny homes that have lofts, these lofts are intended as storage lofts. Although the size may be large enough to use as a sleeping loft, we do not furnish them or intend them to be used for sleeping. As stated before, it is your home, and you can choose to sleep in them but that it your choice.
About non RVIA: We do not RVIA certify, and here's why: In a nutshell, we build high quality, one-of-a kind tiny houses on trailers. We do not build structures that are intended for temporary living quarters for recreational, camping, travel, or seasonal use. Furthermore, we do not pretend to build tiny houses for temporary use for the sake of RVIA certification in order for customers to procure financing via an RV loan. However, if you must have certification, we do work with a company that can provide ANSI certifications for our homes that most banks will approve.....If the NOAH Cert option is added to the order (not included on any home), the home is built to NOAH Certified's ANSI standards, and meets minimum code requirements. That is why we recommend Lightstream unsecured personal loans, as they are not an RV loan.