Florida Tiny Home News
Readers share pros and cons of ‘granny flats’ in Sarasota-Manatee July 12th, 2019
County planners prepared a proposed ordinance to allow “accessory dwelling units” in Manatee’s unincorporated areas. Their intent is to create more affordable housing, at least for single members of the work force who struggle with market-rate rents.
Affordable housing forum sparks ideas, protests July 9th, 2019
A community conversation to address affordable housing in St. Petersburg drew several potential ideas to create more places where middle and low income city residents can live.
Florida’s Most Popular Airbnb Is a Tiny Cottage That Rents for Just $85 Per Night June 27, 2019
The cottage sat empty more often than not, she opened it up to Airbnb in 2014. Since then, Ugolini says she’s hosted nearly 400 guests from 26 countries.
Less often more in tiny home June 18th, 2019
The couple’s 800 square-foot home at 54058 Lawhon Road is supposed to be highlighted on the FYI Network’s “Tiny House Nation” this fall.
Amendment could affect tiny home construction February 12th, 2019
TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (WTXL) – A public hearing will address tiny homes in Leon County, working to make sure developers are able to build them in a safe but timely manner.
Florida on a Tankful: 5 Things to Know About Tiny House Siesta Jun. 16, 2019
How These Tiny Homes Are Giving Exonerated Prisoners New Lives | Now This June 6th, 2019
Exonerated prisoners Sunny Jacobs and Peter Pringle created a tiny homes community in Tampa, Florida, to give others like them a second chance.
Some Central Florida governments seek to make tiny houses into permanent homes May 30th, 2019
Tiny Home Festival in St. Pete focuses on living a sustainable life March 21st, 2019
The Tiny Home Festival is all about the trend of trimming the fat and living with less. The festival will be held from March 23 to 24 at St. Petersburg College All State Center. The festival will not just be about purchasing or moving into a tiny home, explained Pat Largo, one of the festival organizers.
Longwood, FL Moves Forward with Tiny House Community Land Use Ordinance March 5th, 2019
This Florida Beach Resort is Filled With The Cutest Tiny Homes | Southern Living March 18th, 2018
Could Tiny Houses Catch On In Brevard ? June 15th, 2015
Coming to Rockledge
Rockledge resident Rene Hardee has been campaigning for tiny houses in her neck of the Brevard woods for the past six months. Rockledge City Council has agreed with Hardee’s idea and made a unanimous motion to move forward with new zoning regulations that would allow the creation of tiny house developments. Now Hardee is looking for a developer interested in creating a pocket neighborhood where she, her husband and their 1- and 3-year-old sons could happily reside.
How do I get zoning passed for Tiny Houses?
Tiny Houses. You’ve heard of them. You’ve watched the shows. You may have read some blogs, or liked a group on Facebook about them. You’re intrigued. Could I really live like that? And the more you watch, and the more you read, the more you answer “yes”. This is new. This is exciting! This challenges the status quo and makes me question my definition of “success” and “living”. I want in. I’m going to do it. I’m building my own Tiny House! So…where can I put it?
And there is it. The unicorn of all questions regarding Tiny Houses… WHERE CAN I PUT IT?
Second Chance Tiny Homes
PERC was one of three finalists for the $50,000 grant, which in in 2017 focused on proposals to start or expand social enterprises. (A social enterprise is project or program run by a nonprofit to meet a need aligned with its mission that also raises money to support the mission.)
The Tiny House company was the unanimous choice of the selection committee and won the grant.
A year later, PERC can’t build tiny houses fast enough. It has agreements with the city of St. Petersburg, Pinellas County and others for multiple houses. The first tiny houses will go to homeless veterans.