Anything is possible
When it comes to tiny homes you can build them on wheels and you can build them on traditional foundations. Then it is possible to build them with garages. There are numerous different designs you can incorporate into the tiny home with the garage you want to build.
Some basic requirements
Before you start building your dream tiny home, there are a few things that need to be done first.
#1. Probably the most important step is you need permission from the local or county council that oversees tiny home or other home construction projects. A building permit may be needed.
#2. You need a good set of plans or blueprints. Not only to show the building commission that you will be meeting building codes but to follow when you start construction.
#3. Finances- you will need to have the money in place before you start building. Since the home is going to be on a permanent foundation bank loans are easier to get.
#4. You need to meet zoning laws- this is also vital as zoning laws govern which building goes where in a city or a county.
#5. Enough land- to get permission to build, you have to show that the land is large enough to accommodate the structure
What you are up against
The local governments have not totally thrown open their arms and welcomed tiny homes or tiny homeowners into their jurisdictions. In fact, there are only a handful of cities that actually directly address this new trend.
Then if the city or county is welcoming these new smaller homes, the regulations are actually very city and county-specific. What that means is that what you can do in one city or county, you can’t do in another, even if they are next door to each other.
Then in many states, it is still not legal to build and live in a tiny home full time. it may be easier to get permission to build if you are planning a garage to be attached to the home. But if the home is on wheels, you are under a different set of rules and you can’t have a garage.
Then remember you not only have to have building permission but zoning permission as well. As it has been said, building codes tell you how to build a home, zoning laws tell you where you can build it.
Some final words
Navigating the legal issues of tiny homes takes time and a lot of research. You need to know what is and isn’t allowed in your state, county, or city before you get started. Even when you add a garage the issues of building a tiny home loom large and can stop your plans before they get started.
There are a lot of good designs for tiny homes with garages on the internet. Make sure you can build before you set your heart on one specific design. Do some good research first and ask the right questions.