Parking and Renting Land

Year-Round Tiny House Parking in The Northeast

You have to discover for yourself where to park since there are hundreds of zones in almost as many States in the Northeast. We are not able to know this for you. Please look online on a per town basis (e.g., on the town's website) for the zoning bylaws which indicate what has been approved for living in an RV, mobile home or camper (tiny houses on wheels can be built to fit into these categories most of the time).

New Hampshire

Wakefield NH Opportunity: Tiny House Parking and Land Renting*

Cheap Off-grid Parking for [your] 1-2 homes in Wakefield, NH n a mostly forested quasi secluded lot. This is a rustic environment; i.e., no water, electricity or septic tank. It's approx. 40 mins to Portsmouth. Low rent in exchange for some help around the land, including shoveling out the driveway - and shovelling a path for your compost toilet waste trail! You must have a composting toilet and be willing to take care of that properly with peat moss (there will be a designated dumping area), purchase/store water on board (to keep from freezing) and heat with an onboard vented source (e.g., direct vent propane heater).

Other Ideas

State and municipal policy is evolving around portable stick-build tiny houses, and has been for some years now. There are several easier options for parking and living in a tiny house on wheels in cold climates such as MA, NH, ME, RI, VT, CT and Upper NY

If you want to take the easiest road (pun intended), then your best parking spot for your tiny house on wheels, or our Weelhouses, would be in a mobile park where they are equipped for year-round living. Talk to the park owner or decision-maker. Make sure your building is equipped to tie into utlities as everyone else is at the site, and can prove the safety of your building.

Flexible in what part of the world you go?

The above option follows with the less easy and more expensive campground parking. Year-round RV and mobile home campgrounds are becoming slighly more common in our New England states where we experience hard, freezing winters. But, it's difficult to convert current seasonal plumbing to plumbing well under ground to prevent freezing. Furthermore, a mobile home park is set up/administrated differently than a campground; i.e., taxes paid/standards met. Most campgrounds are still seasonal in teh Northeast. Consider a State where pipes don't freeze!

There are a few approaches tiny home owners have taken to secure parking for their tiny houses in Me, MA, NH, VT, RI, CT, and upper NY State. A few include:

1. You have land of your own

2. Family or friends have welcomed you onto their land

3. Parking on farm might get you a spot

4. Some have posted their inquiry for parking on craigslist for their home sites

In all cases where it's not your land, whether it's rent-free or not, be careful to have an agreement between you and the landowner. We suggest that you make a contract with your landlords to identify exactly what they will provide and at what cost, and be clear about their expectations of you, the renter; e.g., Will the landlord mow the lawn/shovel the driveway? Are you expected to mow the lawn/shovel the driveway? Is it ok if no one mows the lawn/shovel the driveway? Etc. Stick to your side of the bargain and "move on" when it no longer suits you per your written agreement.

It's a bit of an art to find just the right place; where you won't offend the local authorities and have any appearance of thwarting the zoning conditions of any town of city.

The upside of course is that you can move anywhere. That includes pulling up stakes and driving to warm climates for winter where there will be plenty of RV type parking spaces.

*No inquiries can be discussed inot the NH and VT parking without filling in the Contact form on this website please. In the Subject area, please indicate the location(s) of Interest: NH or VT. Include [accurate and current]: first/last name, an email address, phone number. Naturally the owners want to know about the people/pets who want to park there. Note: please indicate the best time to call you, and any specific questions via the form and, after submitting the form, then email. Thanks!

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