Sunday, February 21, 2021

Could NH be the First State to Allow Tiny Houses in Residential Neighborhoods?

The New Hampshire House is considering a bill that would require towns to allow “tiny houses” alongside single-family homes.

Supporters envision a future where tiny house aficionados flock to New Hampshire, bolstering our workforce.  Opponents are concerned about the erosion of local control and property values.

What is a tiny house?

A tiny house is generally 100 to 400 square feet.  A tiny house can sit on a foundation or on a trailer.  Some tiny houses are equipped with full kitchens and plumbing, while others are designed to live off-grid with composting toilets.

Tiny homes have gained popularity as affordable and eco-friendly housing options over the past decade.  

However, many towns, counties, and states have zoning laws or building codes that require houses to have minimum square footage.  Tiny houses on wheels may be categorized as RVs unsuitable for year-round living.

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