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It’s been a while since I discussed the issues of tiny house zoning, codes, and communities.

And asked the question, “can you actually live tiny legally?”

This post will give you my ideas when it comes to legally living tiny, creating communities, and opportunities in the tiny house world.

You’ll also get to read an email from a reader who asked some really great questions (he’s a land use planner).

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Legally Living in Tiny Houses

“I am curious about the “tiny house” as  a legitimate, full time housing option…do they/can they…meet building codes, be attached to the ground, be connected to public water, sewer, and other public utilities, meet energy code standards, meet zoning codes, etc.”

I urge you to read more about legally living tiny, creating communities and even opportunities below:

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Have you ever heard of the Providence Arcade in Rhode Island?

It’s America’s oldest indoor shopping mall which was built in 1828.

This mall has been a national landmark since 1976 and it was re-done in the 1980’s.

I was happy to find out that they’re adding 38 micro apartments to the mall!


The mall also has micro retail spaces available.

The owner, Evan Granoff, saw an opportunity to create affordable housing for people who want it.

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