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Living Tiny Legally (Documentary): A Look Into How Tiny Homes Are Becoming Legal!

Living Tiny Legally is a documentary by Tiny House Expedition.

It’s a 3 part series (you can watch Part 1 and Part 2 for FREE below).

And if you’d like, you can help fund Part 3 right here.

Images © Tiny House Expedition/YouTube

Images © Tiny House Expedition/YouTube

Part 1: Groundbreaking Progress + Model Tiny House Zoning

An in-depth look at how communities, including Fresno and Ojai (CA), and Rockledge (FL) are turning tiny via innovative zoning. Policy makers share their methods and insights to demystify the planning & zoning process. Advocates provide a better understanding of the tiny house movement and benefits tiny homes could bring your community.1

Part 2: How Your Community Can Make Legal Full-Time Tiny House Living a Reality

Part 2 examines how building code clashes with tiny housing and a path forward. This your guide to how your community can make legal full-time tiny house living, a reality. It features: – Insightful look at how one educational program in San Antonio opened the door for permitted tiny house builds – Behind-the-scenes story of how Walsenburg, CO, became a tiny house friendly town – Creation of the new tiny house appendix to the IRC (International Residential Code) 2018, and its implications for the future of the movement.2

Living Tiny Legally: Educational Docu-Series

Living Tiny Legally is a 3 part educational docu-series. It provides an in-depth, inside look into how a handful of cities from all over the country are making legal tiny housing, a reality. An Educational Resource for Tiny House Advocates and City Officials DONATE Here to Fund Parts 2 & 3: http://www.tinyhouseexpedition.com/do…1


  1. Part 1
  2. Part 2
  3. Tiny House Expedition YouTube Channel
  4. Living Tiny Legally Website
  5. Tiny House Expedition Website
  6. Donate to Part 3

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Alex is a contributor and editor for TinyHouseTalk.com and the always free Tiny House Newsletter. He has a passion for exploring and sharing tiny homes (from yurts and RVs to tiny cabins and cottages) and inspiring simple living stories. We invite you to send in your story and tiny home photos too so we can re-share and inspire others towards a simple life too. Thank you!
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  • Gabriella
    December 8, 2017, 6:42 pm

    I see all this also in Italy. I like

  • Sharee
    December 8, 2017, 8:21 pm

    What about Australia? There are too many damn “laws” that restrict you from living in your own, small and affordable home. Disgusts me 🙁

    • James D.
      December 8, 2017, 9:35 pm

      Efforts to legalize alternative housing options like Tiny Houses is happening in multiple countries around the world.

      Both New Zealand and Australia are closely following the progress of the US and Canada. Developing tiny house communities, network of builders, advocates working to have the laws changed, etc.

      While those facing the hardest opposition are those in the UK and other European nations, to the point moving to another country is something those seeking such alternatives are seriously considering or already have done.

      But whichever country you’re in, there are advocates that are fighting for change and resources you can find if you want to help or find more information.

      • Sharee
        December 8, 2017, 10:35 pm

        That’s nice but it’s definitely happening too slowly. I built my house in 2009 (Western Australia) and designed a 115 square metre home, but because the land was 458 square metres I had to spend MORE money and extend the design to 120 square metres. It’s ALL about MONEY, no question there!!!

  • Gary Gray
    December 9, 2017, 1:12 am

    Check into Lake Dallas, Texas. They recently approved a zoning change to allow tiny.

    • Alex
      December 9, 2017, 9:10 am

      Good to know, thanks Gary!

  • Maria
    December 9, 2017, 7:17 am

    I live in Melbourne Florida. Rockledge Florida is the next town over. I would like to know where in Rockledge is this tiny house community being developed and how do I get more information about it.

  • Patty
    December 9, 2017, 8:10 pm

    It’s good to know this is finally happening. Everyone should have alternatives to expensive & large housing. Thanks.

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