How to Find a Tiny House Community or Start Your Own with Jill Kanto

Today’s episode is all about tiny house communities: How to find them, what to look for, and how to start one of your own.

In 2012, Jill was newly divorced with two small children, and limited child support. Struggling to reduce her expenses, Jill found the tiny house movement. When her mom offered to loan her money to build a tiny house, she had three days to decide whether she wanted to jump into tiny living. She pulled the trigger, and the build took a lot longer than she thought (13 months). That entire 13 months, she didn’t know where she would park it. It wasn’t until she found nextdoor.com that she found a parking spot on a 6 acre farm in Maryland.

Even before living tiny, Jill had been studying intentional communities. So after living tiny for a year and a half, she started to look for communities that she could live in in her tiny house, and there wasn’t any such resource available online. She started amassing her own list in a spreadsheet and decided that it was a resource that she could share with other people.

The site she started, searchtinyhousevillages.com goes beyond just tiny houses on wheels. You can search for communities that allow Yurts, Shipping Containers and more.

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