- File Size: 979 KB
- Print Length: 82 pages
- Page Numbers Source ISBN: 1518624162
- Publication Date: September 8, 2015
- Sold by: Amazon.com Services LLC
- Language: English
- ASIN: B0155Q0NUA
- Text-to-Speech: Enabled
- Word Wise: Not Enabled
- Lending: Enabled
- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #442,375 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
Tiny House Parking: How to Find Safe, Practical, and Affordable Land for Your Tiny House Kindle Edition
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I don't have a tiny house yet, but have discovered that building (or having someone build) a tiny house is half the battle, because at the end of the day the tiny house is no good to me if I can't find somewhere safe, affordable and pleasant to 'park' it. This book is a good resource in terms of figuring out whether it's worth the trouble and gamble.
After weighing my options, at this point I'm leaning heavily towards continuing to live tiny in a small apartment because I personally don't feel comfortable living illegally in someone's yard or renting a space in an RV park. Renting an apartment gives me all the benefits of living tiny -- low cost of living, small environmental footprint, next to no upkeep, ability to move easily -- but without a big financial outlay (the cost of building the tiny house) or having to think about utilities (propane versus solar, grey water, black water, electrical load, water source) or legalities (tiny houses on wheels are classified as RVs, and where I'm based it's only possible to live in them full-time legally in an RV park; it may be different in your area, but in mine RV parks are not affordable, pleasant or centrally-located).
In short, this book confirms what I already suspected thanks to preliminary research I'd done before reading the book: To live in my own tiny house would mean flying under the radar and most likely off the beaten track, sacrificing living in a neighborhood within easy walking distance of all the amenities of city life.
If you're thinking of living in a tiny house, this book is definitely worth your while because it's important to think beyond the build.
About ten pages in, I thought, "Geez ... this guy's going to cover everything about parking a tiny house, isn't he?!" And the answer is yes, he really does.
It's all just so dang practical from the big items like local zoning bylaws to the smallest details - which I would have otherwise overlooked - like planning for solid Internet access at a site. Ethan doesn't just tell you about the legal and logistical rules; he explores, in-depth, the exceptions to the rules and, sometimes more importantly, how to make yourself the exception to the rule.