Points to Ponder and Decisions to be Made
Starting a tiny house community is not easy. If it were, there already would be many set up, since there's lots of enthusiasm for them. But it takes considerable time, money, and skillful navigation through zoning and building code regulations. Here are some things to consider and references for more research.
- Creating a Life Together: practical tools to grow ecovillages and intentional communities. Not specific to tiny houses, but a great reference for starting a community.
- Pocket Neighborhoods: creating small scale community in a large scale world. Geared toward small (rather than tiny) homes, but the community concepts are still applicable.
- Tent City Urbanism, a reference and guide on creating tiny house villages for folks in need.
- Tiny House Village Road Map from the Tent City Urbanism website, an adjunct to the book listed above.
- Formation documents for Opportunity Village Eugene for homeless folks in Oregon, including site plans and a hearing for a conditional use permit, from Square One Villages.
- How to get zoning passed for a pocket neighborhood, by Rene Hardee in Rockledge, FL.
- Community Frameworks Tiny Homes White Paper, March 2015
- Shared Equity Homeownership as an Affordable, Sustainable Choice, blog post from Tent City Urbanism
- The National Community Land Trust Network provides research, advocacy, education, and support for its members to support permanently affordable access to land, homes, and community assets.
- Cohousing, the Cohousing Association of the United States, with a lot of great info on creating and living in cohousing.
- Fellowship for Intentional Community, a nonprofit organization dedicated to promoting cooperative culture.
- Pocket Neighborhoods website, an adjunct to Ross Chapine's book, the website porvides additional ideas on how to start a "pattern of housing that fosters a strong sense of community among nearby neighbors, while preserving their need for privacy."
- 6 Guidelines to Start a Successful Community from the Valhalla Movement
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