So you want to start a tiny house community...
The world of development is complicated, doubly so for non-traditional concepts or even for projects labeled 'affordable housing'. These kinds of developments raise concerns about lowering property values, safety, community aesthetics, etc. Welcome to the reality of NIMBY (not in my backyard) criticism.
Community education is often the first step to changing the hearts and minds of your neighbors and local policy makers.
What is a tiny house community, and why create this kind of development? How can you activate a pro-THIMBY (tiny house in my backyard) attitude in your town? My Tiny House Summit presentation explores these questions and the diversity of tiny house communities across the United States. It provides an in-depth look at various existing community models—the pros, the cons, legalities and feedback from the neighbors.
For a look at more tiny home communities and tiny house friendly places, explore this expansive gallery from our Tiny House Expedition travels. This includes various approaches and models with differing legal status. See captions for details.
- Intended for moveable tiny houses and/or tiny houses on foundation
- Includes professionally built and/or DIY tiny homes
- Rentals available: tiny house or lot rentals (short or long term)
- Created for those who have made a lifestyle choice
- Created for low-income housing, including full-time, part-time and/or transitional housing