Untangling the Tiny House Legal Landscape with Lee Pera
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Are you confused by all the latest tiny house news relating to regulations and building code? Today, Lee Pera is joining the show to help us untangle all of the regulatory happenings in the tiny house world. In this conversation, we delve into various topics including the IRC, Appendix Q, and ASTM efforts to create tiny house standards. Lee  shares recent developments in the regulatory landscape and explains what they mean for living tiny legally. This episode provides valuable insights into the legal landscape of tiny house living and practical advice for those interested in building or living in a tiny home.

In This Episode: 

  • 🏡 Tiny house legal landscape: Recent developments, regulations, and standards.
  • 💡 DIY vs professional builders: RV certification, financing, and building standards.
  • 🚚 Tiny homes on wheels: Mobility, off-site construction, and zoning requirements.
  • 💰 Financing: Accessibility, interest rates, and challenges for banks.
  • 🌍 Pandemic response and global building trends: Container homes and cost considerations.
  • ♻️ Sustainable practices: Composting toilets, natural building, and eco-friendly solutions.

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