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#399860 - 01/28/12 04:44 AM Proposed changes to the IBC Code by Jay Shafer (Tumbleweed Tiny Houses) [Re: Darlene Bitner]
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http://www.tumbleweedhouses.com/houses/proposal-to-amend/

Just found this link.

My city uses the 2006 IBC, which allows small homes to be built if the living area is at least 120 SF and the bedroom is 70 SF. The Code requires 36" doors but some tiny home homeowners may want more narrow ones. These codes insure that safety and health issues are not compromised...but a new type of homeowner is emerging. These homeowners do not want to be burdened by debt and some do want a home they can move themselves if necessary. In order to have both, the home must be small...very small.

These folks want a more streamlined approach to building their tiny homes so they can live where the IBC rules, if they so choose and within reason. Many neighborhoods no longer have or never had HOA rules. These tiny homes would fit well and be welcome in some of these subdivisions. Not all, of course, but some.

These tiny home lovers are smart about these issues and do not plan to rough it. However, some would like a little more space in the bathroom and a little less in the hall. I think tiny home enthusiasts applying for a waiver and presenting their side of the case could handle this based on the individual circumstances rather than an amendment to the IBC code. People do need more freedom in this country but not if it infringes on the property rights (or any rights) of others. That makes sense for both the pro and con sides of the tiny house issue, since both feel their pocketbooks are involved.

Again, tiny living is not logical or practical for everyone. However, I love it.

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#411164 - 08/11/12 03:06 AM Re: TINY HOUSING POSTS [Re: Darlene Bitner]
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I hope you get a kick out of these little caravans. The posts holding up the shelves are tree limbs...but the home is very modern and doesn't appear to be what someone would call "outdoorsy". Hope that is spelled right. Pay particular attention to the 286 SF "Tony's Caravan", the largest of the four. Be prepared to view a home that looks larger than most travel trailers of comparable size because it has no bath. Not practical, that's for sure, but in this particular instance, the bath is in a matching structure next to the main house. To make the caravan a full living structure, a small bath would have to be installed. Then the roomy interior would feel more cramped, similar to its more basic cousin, the travel trailer. The lines are very clean in this caravan, however...not at all like the more commercial trailers sold by RV manufacturers.

http://www.hornbyislandcaravans.com/gallery.html

Don't forget to come back to Agents Online after you view these sweet little homes.

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