With more and more people living tiny, the need for parking is at all time high. The desire for community living is on the rise too. Across the nation, more than a dozen cities have become officially tiny-home friendly and communities of tiny homes are cropping up, of varying legal status—everything from intimate backyard co-ops and eco-villages to resort style developments.
Tiny house communities come in several different types, each catering to a different crowd and addressing a different need. Some attract retirees looking to trade in square footage for free time. Others are experiments in how to address the affordable housing crunch. If your looking for communtiy to join, it can be very challenging to find without spending countless hours of web searches and networking with tiny house groups. DIY tiny house dweller and community enthusiast, Jill Kanto wants to make your search for the ideal tiny home community easier. She just launched her new site, Search Tiny House Villages.
A village can be anything as small as a household that wishes to share there land to a few hundred people sharing land, resources and time with one another. There is a solution out there for everyone.
This brand new site is the social solution to tiny house parking and intended as educational resource for anyone wanting to create their own community. Jill has a list of over 200 villages, which you peruse via a comprehensive search function with over 30 filterable fields, including location, amenities and cultural factors. The site is free to use and anyone is welcome to add villages and tiny house friendly places. Jill describes the intention behind her site as way to connect fellow tiny housers and play matchmaker, like a mix of eHarmony and Zillow. In the future, Jill plans to offer free mini-websites for tiny house communities and more educational tools. Finding and creating a tiny house village just got much more accessible. I personally plan to contribute to Search Tiny House Villages, and hope all of you will participate too. Together we can help each other find our ideal tiny house parking spot.
-Alexis Stephens, Tiny House Blog Contributor
My partner, Christian and I are traveling tiny house dwellers. Together we’ve been on the road three years for our documentary and community outreach project, Tiny House Expedition. We live, breathe, dream the tiny home community every day. This is our life and our true passion project. We are very grateful to be able to experience this inspiring movement in such an intimate way and to be able to share our exploration with all of you.