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A tiny home on wheels: breaking with minimum size standards

Many communities, counties and states in the U.S. have minimum size standards, meaning that there are homes that are just too small to be legal. They range from a not-so-tiny 900-square-feet minimum for New York State to a whopping 2,500-square-foot minimum for Hillsborough, CA.

When Forge Ahead Construction’s Jenine Alexander and Amy Hutto built a 128-square-foot unit in Healdsburg, CA, they put their tiny home on wheels to get around the area’s minimum limit. Since in Sonoma County a trailer can only be legally parked on a property on a temporary basis (if building a new home), Jenine and Amy spent a some time on the move.

In this video, the Forge Ahead duo show us their home-in-progress, the completed trailer and talk about getting “tagged” and why small can make it easier “to just hang out in your space and just be”.