Worst Tiny House Fear: Being Told You Can’t Legally Live in Your Tiny House

The Berzins Family had their biggest tiny house fear almost come true in 2013. They were found to be in violation of the Universal Statewide Building Code in Virginia because they didn’t get a building permit prior to building their 168 sq. ft. tiny house.

As Hari Berzins writes…

The code in Virginia puts any dwelling into the jurisdiction of the local building inspector. So even though we built on wheels (constructing mostly in Florida) and have a license plate, we still needed to have a building permit and inspections.

Their story has a happy ending–the inspection process was painless and they got their Certificate of Occupancy. But if you’re living or building a tiny house on wheels in Virginia, it might be smart to read their story…

Part One: http://www.tinyhousefamily.com/2013/02/06/my-worst-tiny-house-fear-being-told-i-cant-legally-live-here/

Part Two: http://www.tinyhousefamily.com/2013/02/16/our-path-to-a-legal-tiny-house/

Part Three: http://www.tinyhousefamily.com/2013/02/21/and-were-legal-a-certificate-of-occupancy-for-our-tiny-house/

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