Jenifer Levini and Untangling the Tiny House Legal Landscape

In this weeks podcast Ethan talks with Jenifer Levini about the legal landscape of tiny houses. This is one of the most frustrating and confusing parts of living in a tiny house.

A tiny house still is not a legal term in municipalities and most don’t know how to fit it into their existing law.

Jenifer Levini is a housing and land use lawyer, and author of Building, Occupying & Selling Tiny Homes Legally.

Jenifer discusses the 6 types of tiny homes, Jenifer walks us through the 6 types of tiny homes (from a legal perspective), why codes are critical for safety, RV vs. residential code, and her take on avoiding bad players.

This is a must listen to if you are seriously considering living in a tiny home.

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In This Episode:

  • Tiny house isn’t a legal term: here’s an overview of the law
  • What are the different categories of tiny homes?
  • Is it worth paying to have your tiny home certified?
  • The ins and outs of egress windows
  • How to ask if you can live legally in your tiny home
  • Mythology about registering your THOW
  • What a good builder looks like
  • Are you getting a great deal or being ripped off?

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