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How They Found Parking For Their Tiny Home…


The truth is, they didn’t have tiny house parking figured out before they started building because they just started building their tiny house on family land and figured it would all work out.

And lucky for them, it worked out quite nicely! Once the word got out as to what they were doing, it came up that Zeena’s father-in-law goes to church with someone who has 5 acres of agricultural land. And that’s how they landed a deal to park their tiny home on wheels for $400 per month in a location that they absolutely love. So that’s how they did it, but it’s not always this easy! And while they don’t recommend it doing it this way (blind faith), they did come up with 6 questions to ask yourself before finding land for your tiny house that might be really helpful for you (see below).

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How They Figured Out Where To Park Their Tiny House in Hawaii

They built their home on family land, and feel blessed to be able to rent from a family friend on this amazing piece of property in Hawaii.

They use the sun for power, and the rain to collect water.

This is their rainwater storage system with solar panels behind it.

It looks like a fairytale, doesn’t it?

Our Tiny Compound
We built our home on family land and moved it to this semi permanent 😉location. This is the land we rent from a family friend. .
We are fully off-grid working with the sun and rain to meet our daily needs of electricity and water. .
We are so thankful and blessed to have this opportunity to stay in Hawaii (where my husband and I grew up)and own a home without hundreds of thousands of dollars in debt. .
We have sacrificed a lot to live this lifestyle but it’s returned such a gift of partnership with the land we didn’t realized we would love so much.
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Simplicity is freedom✌🏽

The questions to ask yourself when finding land for your tiny house…

  1. Are tiny homes legal in this situation?
  2. How will I get power and water?
  3. How will I handle waste?
  4. Will I have insurance?
  5. How will I get my tiny house on the property?

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  • Avatar jerry dycus
    June 9, 2020, 10:08 am

    Most places one for $400/month, $5k/yr, can buy a lot in 1-6 yrs so to me, that doesn’t look good. Though might be in Hawaii.
    I bought a lot with a run down mobile home and ‘Repaired’ it by building a TH on the frame thus saving all the impact, permit, etc fees at least here near Tampa.
    And there are lots of these all around Florida, other states under $30k, many under $10k. And buying run down homes that lower a lot’s value can do the same. But check your local code/rules.
    You’ll almost always come out ahead buying your own lot in populated areas as I’ve been living near free since paying it of in 5 yrs back in 97. And if I clean my piles out, shops out it’ll be worth 4x what I paid for it.
    If you have to move you’ll get a lot more money and if you build on a foundation, worth far more. As an old Florida boy I knew to buy where the town would grow over and has done just that.

  • Avatar Michael
    June 10, 2020, 12:28 am

    I totally agree with Jerry.
    Talking about THOW in general, I am always wondering that they don’t have a shaded or at least covered outdoor space.
    We all know, that storage is limited, furniture, grill and other items can’t be stored inside. Only a few THOW have storage for them accessed from outside. When stuff gets wet or is exposed to the sun all the time lifespan is going down significant.
    At least a retractable awning or a fold up metal roof which doubles as window protection when away or under way is easy to install and doesn’t add much weight. Doing this on both sides allows flexible use as shaded lounge area and serves as carport, too.
    I am wondering why people aren’t demanding something like this. Living tiny means for me expand living space to the outside but sun exposure for longer time isn’t advisable and watching rain from a protected place can be fun also.

    • Natalie C. McKee Natalie C. McKee
      June 10, 2020, 1:43 pm

      It’s interesting to me too. All our vacations growing up were in our travel trailer, and we loved setting up the awning and hanging out outdoors. I always felt like the camper felt “naked” when it was rolled up.

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