Arizona Tiny Home News

Arizona Tiny Home News

Arizona Tiny Home News

Input sought for potential assisted living center and tiny house village Sept. 12th, 2019

The vision is to build 12-16 rental tiny houses for elders, young teachers, millennials and adventurers. The village will be for people wanting to downsize or to live simply in a friendly, mutually supportive neighborhood. All units will have a view of the mountains to the south. Tiny houses are stand-alone dwellings of 400 square feet or less similar to studio apartments. All will be designed for independent living but will be accessible to those with limited mobility. Meals, housekeeping and home healthcare are not included but residents may contract independently for such services.

Article Source Cooper Area

City & county warm up to more ‘tiny homes’ August 27th, 2019

Coconino Welcomes Tiny Houses
Coconino County Community Development Director Jay Christelman said the county adopted a policy four years ago and since, it has approved a handful of permits, including ones in Oak Creek Canyon. The most popular request has come from those using them as an accessory dwelling unit on the same parcel as a primary residence.

Article Source Sedona Red Rock News

Ducey to review law keeping Arizona cities from regulating vacation rentals August 23th, 2019

Acknowledging it hasn’t quite worked as promoted, Gov. Doug Ducey wants to take a new look at legislation he signed three years ago that pretty much stripped cities of their ability to regulate vacation rentals.

Article Source Your Valley

Park Models In Yavapai County

A Park Model is allowed as a Dwelling Unit per Section 565 of the Yavapai County Planning and Zoning Ordinance. A permit is required prior to installation of a Park Model Unit – See Residential Park Model Submittal Requirements. Park Models shall not be more than five years old at the time of installation.

Article Source Yavapai County Az

Apache County Eases Some Restrictions On Guest Houses August 16th, 2019

The new ordinance allows folks to add a guest house, so long as they’ve got five acres and the guest house is smaller than the existing, main house.

The new ordinance essentially streamlines the process of adding a detached guest house for larger properties, although homeowners still have to comply with all building codes, zoning laws, septic requirements and permit restrictions.

Article Source White Mountain Independent

Green Developer Solving Housing Problems With ADUs  July 2019

GreenFeet, Inc, based in Scottsdale, Arizona, has announced the release of their backyard ADUs that will help solve the housing crisis, affordability problems, and multi-generational living. ADUs are accessory dwelling units, which are small backyard housing units also known as granny flats or tiny homes. Because of the shortage of affordable housing, ADUs have gained in popularity. More information about the ADUs can be gleaned when people visit the website.

Article Source Digital Journal


Building A Tiny House In Arizona Jan 1st, 2019

In Arizona, any home built below 400 square feet falls under the category of a tiny house and should follow all respective building codes. This includes size regulations that require any home built with a foundation to be no smaller than 200 square feet. For any tiny house built on a trailer, they must be larger than 160 square feet.

The structure can be professionally built out of lumber, using a DIY tiny house kit, or made from a repurposed shipping container. All materials are suitable when building a tiny home in Arizona as long as it follows the building codes.

Article Source Green Living Magazine 

First-Ever Veteran’s Tiny House Community in Phoenix May 23rd, 2019

In the heart of Phoenix, tiny houses are being built to create more affordable housing. And in late 2018, the first tiny house community for homeless veterans opened. Arizona non-profit, Build Us Hope built it with sustainable principles, long-term durability, and aesthetically pleasing design in mind.

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Tempe is getting creative as it tackles its affordable housing problem. But is it enough? May 14th, 2019

The city also partnered with a developer to build 13 “tiny homes” on city-owned land, and is working with nonprofits such as Habitat for Humanity to build 35 affordable townhomes over the next three years, Lamy said.

Article Source AZCentral

Cloverleaf RV Village is an adult only community on 15 acres in Camp Verde, Arizona: Welcomes Tiny Homes May 8th, 2019

On Oct. 24, 2018, the Camp Verde Town Council approved an agri-tourism use permit for a community of tiny houses on wheels, vintage recreational vehicles and agri-tourism events. The 15-acre parcel that would house the complex is owned by Camp Verde residents Carmen Howard and her husband David.

Article Source Tiny Portable Cedar Cabins

Will Tiny- House Communities Help Middle-Class Homebuyers? April 29th, 2019

To help middle class home buyers, the Vail Unified School District in Vail, Ariz., is offering land owned by the school district as a site for a tiny-home community.

Tiny Houses For Teachers

John Carruth, associate superintendent, says the idea was born during a spring 2017 meeting about hiring and retaining teachers. “There are no apartments within our school boundaries, which is 425 square miles, and our teachers who rent apartments must drive 20 to 25 minutes and pay $700 to $800 in rent,” says Carruth. “Our teachers also expressed an interest to be a part of the community in which they teach.”

Article Source NextAvenue

Eagar working on plan for tiny homes March 8th, 2019

EAGAR— Eagar’s town councilors are working to virtually change all their zoning laws to allow for tiny homes no less than 160 square feet and up to 400 square feet in size.

Ordinance 2019-01 would amend the town code by amending Title 18, General Provisions, allowing homes of no less than the 160 square foot. They also amended the code to revise Title 15, building and construction, and adopted Appendix Q from the 2018 International Residential Code regarding tiny homes.

Article Source White Mountain Independent

Apache County adopts tiny house rules January 11th, 2019

But, for those who want to and can afford to legally build or bring in an already constructed tiny home, Apache County has adopted rules in its building code.

Article Source White Mountain Independent

Tiny Houses & Permitting in Coconino County August 31st, 2017

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What Is A Tiny House?

Tiny houses can be site built, or built on skids or a trailer. Can be owner-builder, built by a manufacturer or local building professionals

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AZ county eases zoning regulations amid tiny house craze June 6th, 2016

One of the greatest obstacles to more people taking advantage of the benefits of tiny living has been zoning laws. Developers like Colorado’s Sprout Tiny Homes, which is developing a 200-unit tiny home community in Salida, CO, have been working with municipalities on their permitting and zoning regulations in an attempt to educate and persuade them to allow tiny houses.

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