10/02 MO city proposes tiny-house-friendly building codes

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The City of Seneca, MO, is considering joining the ranks of a number of cities and building departments around the U.S. creating “tiny house” ordinances in response to the growing popularity of the microliving spaces.

The city ordinance would require that tiny house builders follow the same inspection guidelines as builders of regular-sized houses in order to prevent people from living in sheds or mobile units that current ordinances don’t allow…

Despite the rising popularity of tiny houses, building code restrictions have slowed their growth in certain areas.

The American Tiny House Association said there are several ways to make a town more tiny-house friendly, including streamlining the permitting process, establishing “no minimum square foot” zones for tiny houses on foundations, and eliminating maximum stays at RV parks.

Recommended Reading
AmericanTinyHouseassociation.org: Five easy ways for your town to become tiny-house friendly

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Elaine Walker