Proposed HUD definition upsets tiny house owners

NEW YORK — A steady stream of people began transitioning from living in conventional homes to living in RVs and tiny houses after the United States experienced a housing market meltdown and a massive recession, Inquisitr reported today.

The Department of Housing and Urban Development recently reached an agreement with the RV Industry Association to redefine recreation vehicles as being “designed only for recreational use, and not as a primary residence or permanent dwelling.”

Supporting material indicates that HUD does not regulate the construction of recreation vehicles, but this revisions’ certification requirement may “improve the safety of park model RV units, resulting in some beneficial impact to RV owners’ living environments,” the site noted.

However, if someone wanted to live in any unit on a full-time basis, it would have to meet standards set for primary residence dwellings. People are upset with the proposal that would go into effect this month and are leaving comments on the docket, Inquisitr reported.

To read the full story at Inquisitr, click here.

Greg Gerber

Greg Gerber

A journalist who has covered the recreation vehicle industry since January 2000, Greg Gerber founded RV Daily Report on April Fool's Day in 2009. He also serves as the editor of the publication and website. As an Eagle Scout, he has enjoyed camping for decades and has visited every state except Hawaii. A DODO -- Dad of Daughters Only -- to three young women, he has two grandchildren as well. He currently splits his time between Wisconsin, Texas and Arizona. Greg can be reached at

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