07/11 Tiny House Movement Pushing the Boundaries of Traditional Zoning

Tumbleweed tiny house

Tumbleweed tiny house

Charlotte, North Carolina, is the latest example of a community where residents are requesting zoning permits for a tiny house, and yet the structure either doesn’t fit into a zoning category, or if it does, the use is outright prohibited. And though contemporary tiny houses may be functional, affordable, efficient, and aesthetically compatible with single family neighborhoods, few zoning officials are comfortable issuing occupancy permits without clear, supporting regulations. Are tiny houses a passing curiosity, or does zoning need to catch up with this evolving housing type?

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Elaine Walker