Being bit by the downsizing bug
Many traditional homeowners have been bitten by the bug to cut expenses, living space and have moved to tiny homes. This trend has created a whole new Real Estate submarket that has been flourishing for some time.
In fact, there are many specialized real estate offices focusing on selling, renting, or buying tiny homes. It is very possible to find a tiny home with land and join this downsizing trend.
Know the law first
Before you buy, there are some things you need to know when searching for a tiny home with land. There are different laws in different cities, counties, and states and if you are not careful, you may be sold an illegal tiny home.
You will need to check those laws first before you sign the purchase agreement. Here are some things to watch out for when shopping for a tiny home with land:
Wheels and land do not always work
When someone is selling you a tiny home that was built on wheels and they are including the land in the deal, be careful. There is a different set of regulations involved when the tiny home is set on wheels.
In fact, many states do not allow you to live permanently in a tiny home if it is on wheels even if it is on land. A tiny house on wheels is considered an RV and not a small house and if you try to live in one on land, it could be an illegal dwelling.
There is some good news in all of this
Laws are changing and some communities are accepting tiny homes as long as they meet standard building codes for the city and the county. You will have to check your local area as to what rules they have as everyone is different at this stage of the game.
This means you can’t just buy a piece of land and put up a tiny home on it. Yet, while this seems perplexing there are many different organizations and businesses dedicated to helping you navigate the legal issues and help you find the right tiny home on the property that you want.
Some final words
All it takes is a quick internet search using the words “tiny homes with land for sale” and you will find more results than you can handle in a day. There are great locations to buy a tiny home with land and let the professionals help you through the process.