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Regulatory Implications of Tiny Homes

In this course we will define a tiny home and explore the history and appeal of this seemingly recent movement. The course touches on challenges associated with the legal development and regulation of this alternative residential option.

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Course Info

  • Duration 10 video lessons (58 Mins)
  • Published Published
    2017
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Browse Course Chapters

  • 1. Introduction (4 mins)
  • 2. Definitions and History (6 mins)
  • 3. The Tiny Home Appeal (6 mins)
  • 4. The Tiny Homes in the Media (3 mins)
  • 5. Regulatory Challenges (14 mins)
  • 6. Options for Retrofitting Regulations (6 mins)
  • 7. Tiny Homes as the Primary Land Use (2 mins)
  • 8. Tiny Home Villages as the Primary Land Use (6 mins)
  • 9. Tiny Homes and Recent Developments in the IRC (5 mins)
  • 10. Closing Thoughts (2 mins)

Course Description

In this course we will define a tiny home and explore the history and appeal of this seemingly recent movement. Challenges associated with the legal development of this alternative residential option will be touched on and options for regulatory refinements and new provisions will be presented. We will explore options for siting tiny homes as a primary use, accessory use, and within a village of homes. This course will also provide information on recent, proposed additions to the International Residential Code that address tiny homes. We will end with a discussion of tiny homes in the media and concluding thoughts.

Learn these skills

  • Development
  • Housing
  • Land Use
  • Law and Policy
  • Regulations
  • Sustainability
  • Urban Design
  • Zoning Codes

AICP CM

This course is approved for 1 AICP CM Credit.

CNU-A

This course is approved for 1 CNU-A credit.

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Malak Hakim

Malak Hakim

Malak Hakim is a nationally accredited urban planner.

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