Does HUD want to make tiny houses illegal?

NEW YORK — There’s panic among some in the tiny house community about a rule change proposed by the US Department of Housing and Urban Development. It would “define a recreational vehicle as one built on a vehicular structure, not certified as a manufactured home, designed only for recreational use and not as a primary residence or for permanent occupancy.”

The panic ensues from the wording that would appear to prevent anyone from living full time in any home on a chassis that is not legally certified as what used to be called a mobile home but is now called a manufactured home. But it has ever been thus.

Andrew Morrison of Tiny House Build and Andrew Heben of Tent City Urbanism both do excellent analyses of the issue, explaining why this change really is not a problem for the tiny house community.

To read the full story by Tree Hugger, click here.

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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