MT: House bill would redefine travel trailers as ‘tiny houses’

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BOZEMAN, Mont. — Affordable housing is like the guest that just won’t leave. No question that it’s a serious problem in Montana and certainly in Bozeman with continuously increasing home prices.

Democrat Rep. Zack Brown of House District 63 has introduced House Bill No. 494 to redefine travel trailers as “tiny houses” for housing to be regulated, but allowed by local governments.

Language from the bill, “It is the intent of the legislature: (1) to empower local governments to allow and regulate tiny homes and tiny homes on wheels for residential use; (2) that a tiny home on wheels be treated as a travel trailer while in transit; and (3) that a tiny home on wheels be taxed as a mobile home when used as a residence.

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Rebecca Smith

Rebecca Smith

Rebecca Smith is a Wisconsin native currently living in Illinois with her husband, Eric, and two dogs, Maggie and Grace. She enjoys hiking, biking, kayaking and, of course, camping in cabins and park models.

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  • Richard Charron says:

    “a tiny home on wheels be taxed as a mobile home when used as a residence.” Here it starts. You did see the word “taxed”?

  • Booneyrat says:

    Wilkommen to Amerika.

  • Tiny Life Consulting says:

    That would be a nightmare to regulate. I’ve been wondering what would happen ever since HUD got involved. See my page where it is right now: https://tinylifeconsulting.com/codes-zoning/

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