Pennsylvania Tiny Home News
Students Build Tiny House for Veteran Nonprofit Feb. 3rd, 2020
TUNKHANNOCK, Pa. — Tiny houses have been popping up all over the country in an effort to live simply and leave a smaller environmental footprint.
The trend has reached one Wyoming County high school where students are building a tiny house for a nonprofit veterans organization.
A tiny house with a big mission — that’s what Tunkhannock Area High School students have been working on since the beginning of the school year.
Greg Ellsworth is the director of career and technology education at Tunkhannock Area. he’s always wanted to build a tiny house, so he brought the idea to the school as a collaborative project for the school’s vocational classes.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.