Steilacoom, WA Asks Tiny House Family to Leave

Between Olympia and Tacoma is Steilacoom, a small town of about 6,100 people – 3 of which are being asked to move their tiny house by September 17, 2016. Peter, a high school graphics design teacher, mother Shannon, and baby Hart Samuel, live in a tiny house they built themselves.

Their tiny home has been parked for 17 months on property they own. A normal house is also on the lot – and Peter’s sister lives there. Peter, Shannon, and Hart live in the tiny house in the back.

They’ve been working to resolve the legal and zoning issues with the city for some time… here’s a recap on their website.

If anyone has any expertise in issue like this, and might be able to suggest ways for Peter & Shannon talk the town government into letting them stay, reach out to Peter & Shannon via their website,

Photo via The Bellingham Herald, where you can read more about this tiny house legal battle.

Video: Tiny House Legal Battle

Video: Tiny House + Baby

Tiny Houses Growing Through the Cracks in City Rules

So far, three years after the Charlotte couple started work, they’ve heard no complaints. The Bouchers aren’t yet living in their house full time because it isn’t finished, so they’re probably safe from zoning officials, but the regulatory uncertainty looms over their future plans.” – Sam Hardiman for The Charlotte Observer.

Read the complete story about: ‘Tiny house’ movement grows through the cracks in city rules at The Charlotte Observer

Be Fearless and Have Fun – Erin’s Approach to Tiny House Living

Erin’s many attempts to legitimize her little house with the city didn’t result in a stamp of approval, but it did strengthen her belief that “the city” isn’t something to fear. It’s just a group of people who are doing their jobs, and are being asked a question they haven’t answered yet.” – Unlikely Lives

Read the whole story… Erin: Be Fearless and Have Fun at Unlikely Lives

Alex’s Top 7 Tiny House Books for 2013

This year a lot has happened in the world of tiny houses including quite a bit of new books. In this post I wanted to share some of my new favorites with you along with some of the classics.