Tiny Home Types

Did you know that there are different types of tiny homes? Tiny homes on wheels are only one type. Learn more here:

Parking Options

 

For a tiny home on wheels, there are different options for parking. See more below:

PARKS

Tiny homes on wheels (THOW) that have standard RV utility connections can typically be parked at RV parks, ACOE parks, and other public areas. Some parks will require a RVIA, NOAH, or PWA-TH certification on top of standard RV connections, though this is not always the case. Door placement should be on the passenger side for typical acceptance. Parks are not required to accept THOWs and, in some cases, their insurance will not allow it. So, to be sure, contact your park ahead of time to see if they allow THOWs.
 

Pros: flexibility, more options for location, rental

Cons: potentially seasonal, size limits, design limits

Resources: See below

rent land

Tiny homes on wheels (THOW) that have either standard RV utility connections or offgrid solutions have the option to rent land. You can rent land through third party apps (see below) or from a family member/friend. As THOWs are designed to be moved, they do not permanently alter a person's property. 

Pros: flexibility, more options for utilities, rental

Cons: less options, possible access complications

Resources: See below. Not listed in the buttons below are craigslist, Facebook marketplace, and "tiny house hosting" on Facebook.

own land

Tiny homes on wheels (THOW) that have either standard RV utility connections or offgrid solutions have the option to be parked on land that you own. Though, every town and jurisdiction is different in what they allow or require. To see if a THOW would be possible for your property, see our legalization page.

Pros: flexibility, more options for utilities, ownership

Cons: possible permits, property upgrades

Resources: See below

Communities

Tiny homes on wheels (THOW) that have standard RV utility connections can typically be parked in tiny home communities. Some communities will require a RVIA, NOAH, or PWA-TH certification on top of standard RV connections, though this is not always the case. Tiny home communities may either allow you to bring your tiny home for parking or require that you rent out a unit that already exists. Parking in communities can be competitive so it is important to speak with community owners about their availability.
 

Pros: flexibility, rental

Cons: less options

Resources: See below

Legalization

 

For a tiny home on wheels, legalization is different in every town and jurisdiction. See more below.

Legalization for tiny homes is an on-going effort across the United States. While some states do have avenues for legal tiny home placement, there are still states that are continuing to make changes to their codes. For a list of legalization status, per state, click the button below. For a more-in-depth look at tiny home legalization efforts, please view the two part docuseries, Living Tiny Legally, below.

Requirements

 

For a tiny home on wheels, placement requirements differ per town and jurisdiction. Below is an outline of potential requirements that may be standard in your area.

Appendix q

Appendix Q is a legalization effort to introduce tiny home specific codes to the IRC. As of now, Appendix Q is meant for foundation-based tiny homes. Our tiny homes on wheels (THOW) are designed with Appendix Q in mind. Read more about Appendix Q here.

certifications

There are different certifications that can be provided to tiny homes on wheels (THOW). We are NOAH certified only. Not all jurisdictions require a certification.

NOAH Certification - Provided upon request

RVIA Certification - We cannot provide this

PWA-TH Certification - We cannot provide this
HUD Certification - We cannot provide this

questions for your jurisdiction

If you plan to reach out to your town or jurisdiction to inquire about legal placement of a tiny home, we recommend reaching out to your Land Use Department (or similar). You can use our downloadable questions list to help aid you in your research.