Tiny Home and Tiny Home Park Definitions

Mills River (Town), North Carolina


Name Tiny Home and Tiny Home Park Definitions
Municipality Mills River (Town)
Zoning Districts MR-Mixed Use (as Special Use)
Effective Date 04/22/2021
Municipal Code Title XV: Land Usage; Chapter 154 – Zoning; 154.007 – Word Usage and Definitions
Code Link https://codelibrary.amlegal.com/codes/millsriver/latest/millsriver_nc/0-0-0-7453
Authority Planning and Zoning Department


TINY HOME.  A vehicular-type unit primarily designed as temporary and mobile living quarters for recreational, camping or travel use, which is mounted on or drawn by another vehicle. These type units are not required to meet standards set forth in the NCSBC.      

TINY HOME PARK, PARK MODEL PARK, RECREATIONAL VEHICLE PARK.  Any group of 2 or more units on a tract of land in single ownership, catering to temporary parking of tiny homes, park model homes, or recreational vehicles. Said parks may include buildings and structures ancillary to such use.

Key Contacts

Planning and Zoning Department
124 Town Center Drive
Mills River, NC 28759
​(828) 890-2901

Town Council


Source:  https://www.millsriver.org/

Updated:  April 2021 – Loran

THIA will be constantly updating the legislation data. Check back often. Suggest A Correction if you are aware of any missing or incorrect information. AND keep scrolling to learn more about getting guidance.



Building Code — Legislation that speaks to how to construct a tiny house.

Zoning Code — Legislation that speaks to how the lot will be used.


ADU — Accessory Dwelling Unit

DMV — Division of Motor Vehicles

IB — Industrialized Buildings

IRC — International Residential Code

PUD — Planned Unit Development

RV — Recreational Vehicle

SF — Single Family Dwelling

T — Transitional Housing

UDO — Unified Development Ordinance

Please Suggest a Correction if you find broken links or misinformation.

Help us continue helping you. Join the Movement and become a THIA Member today!

Scroll to Top