NEW Educational Documentary, “Living Tiny Legally, Part 2”

An Educational Resource for Tiny House Advocates and Policy Makers


The much-anticipated next installment of the Living Tiny Legally documentary series recently debuted at the Georgia Tiny House Festival and is now available online. 

Part 2 explores the benefits of tiny housing, examines the need for building standards and how current codes can be updated to be more tiny house friendly.

Gave me goosebumps. Never thought building code revisions could be so gripping.
Kevin Polk
Makes A Village

Construction Career Academy's tiny house village

Part 2 features the following case studies:

  • Insightful look at how one CTE (career technical educational) program in San Antonio, the Construction Careers Academy, opened the door for permitted, inspected and certified tiny houses.
  • Behind-the-scenes story of how Walsenburg, CO, became a tiny house friendly town-- from zoning to building codes.
  • Creation of the historic tiny house appendix for the 2018 version of the International Residential Code. This includes the important arguments for why this is needed, implications for the future of the movement and next steps for implementing the appendix locally.

Tiny house advocate team at the ICC Public Hearings

This was the first time in International Code Council history that an outside film crew has been granted permission to film inside the hearing room and to distribute the footage publicly.

This is YOUR guide for making legal, full-time tiny house living a reality in YOUR community!

A better understanding of how to make this happen and the value tiny housing can bring a community, help both advocates and policy makers find a path forward. We make these films to inspire positive change, empower others into action and amplify the efforts of the many dedicated advocates that we document.

The Living Tiny Legally series is a passion project of filmmakers, Alexis Stephens (that's me!) and Christian Parsons of Tiny House Expedition. It is our belief that legal acceptance is necessary to give more people the opportunity to live tiny, safely and without fear of eviction. This is crucial not just for the future of the tiny house movement, but for the future of housing in America. The current housing market is sorely lacking in quality, attainable housing options.

Part 1 and Part 2 are now available for community screenings. Contact Tiny House Expedition for more information.

Stay tuned for Living Tiny Legally, Part 3 and LTL short films on specific topics and stories from our feature length films. These will be available for advocacy efforts and educational presentations.


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