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Living Off Grid

Living Off Grid

If you prefer to listen to this episode, you can do so here: If you are thinking about going off grid, then you’ll have a range of things to...

Designing Your Tiny Home

Designing Your Tiny Home

And now the fun part, let’s talk about design. Feel free to listen to this blog in podcast form here 🙂 I’v got a whole treasure trove of tips and...

ABC – Cheaper land, better planning laws needed if tiny homes are to become viable housing option

ABC – Cheaper land, better planning laws needed if tiny homes are to become viable housing option

Green Design Solutions director Janine Strachan is also working behind the scenes to see the regulations changed. She is part of a Municipal Association of Victoria (MAV) steering committee that’s identifying possible changes to statewide planning schemes and local council regulations. Ms Strachan said many councils were trying to reduce the regulatory barriers, particularly for tiny homes on wheels which faced additional challenges.

Maroondah Leader – It’s a small wonder

Maroondah Leader – It’s a small wonder

A university lecturer and house designer is helping boost the tiny house movement in Melbourne’s outer east. Janine Strachan, who teaches sustainable house design at RMIT university, is building a tiny house in the front yard of her Warranwood property. She will offer overnight stays in the house from late July to give property buyers a taste of tiny-house living.

Where can I put my Tiny House on Wheels?

Where can I put my Tiny House on Wheels?

Many councils consider tiny houses on wheels as caravans and therefore treat the occupation of tiny houses in a similar way. Where the tiny house is used for permanent accommodation it is likely to be subject to local laws and planning conditions, but this is currently governed at the local council level. Whereas if you are looking to occupy the tiny house on wheels temporarily it may still be subject to some council regulations.

What is a Tiny House on Wheels?

What is a Tiny House on Wheels?

Have you been hearing about Tiny Houses in the media or seen them on TV and been wondering what is a Tiny House? Well let me tell you a bit about them. A tiny house on wheels is a structure that is built to provide a shelter similar to a small home, but constructed on a trailer. They can range in size from 4m to 10m, however they can be made longer. The width is generally 2.4m and the weight should be under 4.5 tonne for transport on public roads without a permit.

Who wants to live in a tiny house?

Who wants to live in a tiny house?

Have you ever wondered who would want to live in a tiny house? Let’s face it most people have so much stuff they could not dream of living tiny with minimal possessions. Well it may surprise you to know that there is a growing number of people not only interested in tiny house living but also making the change to living in a tiny house.