Alan Plummer answered March 3
Hi Alan, I am a huge fan of your work and I have been super into the TinyHouse movement for years now. My wife and I bought property in Windham hoping that we could put a TH on our lot. But it has been extremely difficult and and everytime iys mention to the CEO (code enforceme
Hi Isaac and thanks for getting in touch. I am aware of the difficulty of Windham allowing Tiny Houses from knowing the owner of Tiny Homes of Maine.
Unfortunately, Maine is a "Home Rule" state which means each municipality has the right to allow or disallow lots of things, basically they get ... more
Chris Galusha answered January 9
Chris, I am developing a 160 lot tiny home community in the Fort Worth area. I have most of the entitlement issues resolved. What I am concerned about is pushback from the community (lawsuits etc.); do you have any input regarding mitigating these issues going forward? Thanks...
You might consider hosting some meetups in the area to introduce your community and what the plans for it are. This will give you an opportunity to answer questions, address concerns and meet some of the locals. You might consider personally inviting some of the community leaders in the area s... more
Alan Plummer answered 10/29/2019
I am about to purchase a tiny house in the portland area and move it to Belfast Maine. But I just have been made aware of the registration / transport restrictions and Zoning restrictions. I have sent an email to Belfast Code Enforcement to ask for rules/regulations I don't wa
Brian, Correct, the state will not issue a registration for a tiny house, or a trailer with tiny house built on it. YOU CAN however, get a point to point permit to transport your tiny house one trip at a time. Also they are not issuing titles right now for Tiny Houses but it doesn't sound as i... more
Chris Galusha answered 1/6/2019
Are there any studies on the water usage of tiny homes? How do manufacturers determine the quantity of water a single house will use?
I did not find any scientific studies on water usage in tiny homes, searching on the internet and in scientific research databases.
I do not know what other builders methods of water usage computation are, I will explain mine though.
1. I make a list of the individuals t... more
Susan (Community Support) answered 11/19/2018
Did you post on facebook to win a tiny house. It has 4 steps to enter but you cant get to the 4th step. If you did this for advertising and its not real then..SHAME ON YOU!
This is the official account for the support line for the Tiny House Expert Community and this is news to us. The operators of the Tiny House Expert Community DID NOT post anything on Facebook about winning a tiny house. We are not running any contests and recommend that people use caution wh... more
Thom Stanton answered 6/8/2018
I am struggling to find any information on how to build a tiny home myself and get it certified. I love the idea of building myself because it will be exactly what I want and I will be in control of the budget. It seems like tiny houses began as a way to own a home outright, but now its this huge ... more
Timber Trails answered 6/8/2018
If I want to build a tiny house as a second home, what kind of storage would you recommend for things like bikes and skis and kayaks if if I don't want to bring them home each trip? If I want to build a tiny house as a second home, what kind of storage would you recommend for things like bikes and skis and kayaks if if I don't want to bring them home each trip?
Great question! Storage is a key consideration for any residents, whether it be primary, secondary, or purely recreational.
When it comes to a movable tiny house, storage is at a premium for even the most critical items, so anything large, oversized, or otherwise unwieldy becomes a challeng... more
Tiny House Crafters answered 4/16/2018
For a newly designed tiny home, where would you recommend storage for skis and mountain bikes? For a newly designed tiny home, where would you recommend storage for skis and mountain bikes? (read more)
If you have the ability, storage for large hobby and outdoor items should be considered before the house is designed and built. Clever storage for oddly shaped items can be creatively designed in the floor, loft, or other custom cabinetry. If you are moving into your tiny house without specific id... more
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