Pennsylvania Tiny Home News

Pennsylvania Tiny Home News

Pennsylvania Tiny Home News

Denver Finalizes Tiny House Regulations Oct. 2nd, 2019

Denver defines a tiny house as not more than 400 square feet and not less than 150 square feet. Councilman Todd Stewart explained that tiny homes will be allowed where residential accessory uses and structures are permitted, and the lot where tiny homes are built will need to be to scale. “We’re not going to have a large lot with just one tiny house on it,” Stewart said. All other borough regulations for a residence, such as public sewer use, will also apply to tiny homes.

Article Source Lancaster Online

Denver Borough Council Meeting Sept. 30th, 2019

Borough Council discussed the proposed Zoning Ordinance Amendments recommended by the Denver Planning Commission concerning Small Wireless Facilities; Tiny Homes; and apartment conversions in the Business District. Mr. Hession reported that last year after the alligator incident there were a series of issues Borough Council recommended the Planning Commission review and make changes to the Zoning Ordinance. Since the last Zoning Hearing Board meeting the Planning Commission also recommended revising provisions to allow conversions to apartments as a Special Exception Use in the Business District to add language to permit apartment conversions in the Business District to the second floor or above only.

Discussion followed concerning the proposed ordinance and the advertising and public hearing schedule to review and approve the changes.Borough Council also discussed proposal to consider amending the ordinance to include regulations regarding overgrown bushes and trees, however, it was determined that this type of ordinance would be in the Property Maintenance Code and not the Zoning Code. Discussion followed whether such an ordinance can be drafted and enforced and the Borough Manager was asked to research other communities to determine if there are similar provisions in their Property Maintenance Codes.The Borough will proceed with the advertising and review schedule for the draft Zoning Ordinance Amendment.

Article Source Denver Borough

Ruscombmanor allows tiny homes on residential properties Sept 6th, 2019

According to township Solicitor Paul T. Essig, the revision will allow one accessory dwelling unit (ADU) per property, and the unit may house relatives or caregivers for the owners of the main house.

The units cannot be rented.

The ordinance targets tiny homes that usually can be wheeled onto a space near but separate from the home, and can either be removed or converted into non-residential use, such as storage, once they’re no longer needed.

Article SourceBerks Mont News

Tiny vacation homes will be sprouting up on his family’s 250 acre farm in Warfordsburg, Fulton County so veterans can enjoy mother earth’s beauty and tranquility around them without paying a dime.
Decker is constructing hope with his talents with woodworking. He creates furniture to sell and puts some of the money toward the houses.

Article Source WJACTV

Staying in Tiniest Tiny House in the County June 22nd, 2019

Today, there are 36 tiny homes on the grounds with nine more projected by the end of the year, each with its own particular design and footprint, all ranging from less than 200 square feet up to 400 square feet. The space has been approved for as many as 100 homes, though Hobson has said that might get a little crowded, tiny or no.

Article Source USNews

This tiny home inspired its owner to live a more “green” lifestyle August 27th, 2019

Nathaniel Graf moved into his tiny, eco-friendly house in Swarthmore, Pennsylvania initially as an experiment — but he loved it so much, he decided to stay.

Article Source AOL

Tiny-house site in Lancaster County now biggest in U.S Sept 26th, 2018

Tiny Estates, a tiny-house community which opened less than a year ago on the site of the former Ridge Run Campground in Elizabethtown, is now the largest tiny-house community in the U.S.

Article Source Penn Live Patriot News

Last Line-Non Profit For Veterans

Last Line-Non Profit For Veterans

Free Tiny Home Vacations For Veterans Suffering With PTSD

Written By Janet Thome

Last Line – is a veteran-owned non-profit established to help veterans heal through nature.

Ryan Decker established Last Line in 2019 with a vision to place tiny homes on his 250-acre family property in rural Pennsylvania. These tiny homes will serve as a free retreat for veterans and their families and let them disconnect from the fast pace of life for a period of time to help rest their minds and de-stress. This will be at no cost to the veteran. Ryan even wants to provide a veteran’s favorite food during their stay.

Ryan Decker built Last Line after being treated for anxiety at the VA hospital in Pittsburgh to serve those who fought for our country. Ryan came out of treatment knowing he was okay, but he knew others were not and he knows first hand the healing effects of disengaging from technology and being in nature,

Veterans Can Return To The Woods To Find Peace

Last Line has a holistic vision—to source products from the woods so that veterans can return to the woods to find their source of peace. Decker personally selects castoff, overlooked stumps and wooden slabs from family and friends properties and transforms them into tables and artwork that highlight the natural beauty that was there all along.

Veterans staying on the property will be given the option to create art of their own in order to focus on working with their hands and finding peace within that experience. Veterans will have the option to take their art with them and donate extra pieces to the company to be sold, in order to sustain the property for other veterans to utilize. A pay it forward piece of art if you will.

Ryan’s Call For Help To Join Him In His Mission

Last Line is in the early stages of achieving its vision; we’re grateful for the strong support that we’ve already received from folks interested in purchasing wooden flags and tables. But since this is currently a one-person operation, the momentum toward realizing the dream is slower than it could be! We want to give you the opportunity to join Last Line’s mission. Donate and help Last Line reach the $50,000 goal in order to provide veterans with the first three tiny homes on the property. Remember, Last Line is a steward of the money you are donating, all the money raised from this Go Fund Me will go directly to helping veterans. Donate to the cause, and donate to the Veteran who thinks he or she is forgotten.

Last Line Go Fund Me

Last Line Facebook Page

Interview With 6WJAC