The Next Big Thing at Edison
Television shows have popped up on many of the home and garden networks featuring the tiny house movement. One show even facetiously boasts that “tiny houses are the next BIG thing.” What is Tiny? Tiny houses typically range from 100 to 400 square feet and can be built on a trailer. Homes between 400 square feet and 1,000 square feet are usually referred to as small homes and are built on a foundation. Zoning is a challenge for both tiny and small homes, as many communities require houses to be 1,000 square feet or more. Size limitations for tiny houses are driven by size restrictions for moving the house from Point A to Point B. If you want to be able to pull your house down a highway without a special permit, it must conform to certain size limits.