By Daisy Luther |

The tiny house movement has taken America by storm, in part because our economy is in the toilet. People are striving to reduce their expenses by embracing minimalism. They’re breaking free from the corporate grind because, as I’ve always advised, they are learning to live with less and radically reducing their expenses.HUD Wants To Make Living In A Tiny House Or RV Illegal

But, these days in America, you are sharply admonished when you try to live your life outside of the strictures of the 9-5 world. Is it any surprise that the government is now taking steps to limit our ability to drastically reduce our expenses? They always seem to make illegal anything we try to do to be more independent and moving into a tiny house appears to be the next on their list.

This proposed rule would modify the current exemption for recreational vehicles in the Manufactured Home Procedural and Enforcement Regulations.  Under the current exemption, questions have arisen regarding whether park model recreational vehicles are regulated by HUD’s manufactured home program. These park models are being produced with patio roofs, screened in porches, and other extensions that exceed the 400 square foot maximum exemption in the current regulations. Additionally, some of these models are being marketed as suitable for year round living.

HUD’s proposed rule would permit recreational vehicle manufactures to certify that a unit is exempted from HUD’s regulations. Specifically, HUD’s proposed rule would define a recreational vehicle as a factory build vehicular structure, not certified as a manufactured home, designed only for recreational use and not as a primary residence or for permanent occupancy, and built and certified in accordance with either the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) 1192-2015, Standard for Recreational Vehicles, or the American National Standards Institute (ANSI) A119.5-15, Recreational Park Trailer Standard. In addition, to provide consumers notice regarding the manufacturing standards used to construct the unit, HUD’s rule would require that units claiming the exemption display a notice that identifies the standards used to construct the unit and states that the unit is designed only for recreational use, and not as a primary residence or permanent dwelling.

That’s right – if this law is passed, living in a tiny house or an RV may become illegal in April of this year.

Video Explains is all, but what I forgot to say (or didn’t want to start a rant) was: This is an infringement on the rights of many, Many citizens just like you and I. This lets the .gov tell people what they can or cannot live in. Many Retirees, former middle-class, or those who choose to live against “the norm” will suddenly be made into criminals, simply because they can’t or choose not to live in a permanent residence like “the norm”
Problem with this is, Me and my family do not live “the norm” out here, and (at some level) neither do you or your family. Somewhere in EVERYBODIES lives, we do SOMETHING that is NOT NORMAL. And if we decide that “that group” needs to be “fixed,” then its only a bit of time till you and I become “that group”

Read more: http://www.activistpost.com/2016/03/hud-wants-to-make-living-in-a-tiny-house-or-rv-illegal.html

Daisy Luther lives on a small organic homestead in Northern California.  She is the author of The Organic Canner,  The Pantry Primer: A Prepper’s Guide to Whole Food on a Half-Price Budget, and The Prepper’s Water Survival Guide: Harvest, Treat, and Store Your Most Vital Resource. On her website, The Organic Prepper, Daisy uses her background in alternative journalism to provide a unique perspective on health and preparedness, and offers a path of rational anarchy against a system that will leave us broke, unhealthy, and enslaved if we comply.  Daisy’s articles are widely republished throughout alternative media. You can follow her on Facebook, Pinterest,  and Twitter,.

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4 thoughts on “HUD Wants To Make Living In A Tiny House Or RV Illegal

  1. So, do they prefer people to be HOMELESS? What IDIOCY!

  2. According to the United Nations Treaty signed by the last four Presidents ( Traitors ) , this Agenda 21 makes Americans have no choice as to where they want to live . But you do have the choice on what Megaopolis Region you wish to reside , and you will be forced to live in approved ” Sustainable housing units ” , like all the European members of the United Nations , everyone lives in cities , no one lives outside the cities . The ” American Planning Association ” with the ” Regional Planning for America Organization ” and the UN Agenda 21 , We are going to have a battle on our hands this next 84 years ! Mr. Trump has said , the UN has got to go ! Climate Change Policies and Agendas are hand in hand with the ” Take down ” of America , it’s a big part of the ” New World Order ” and must be shut down , or our kids will be packed into massive Multicultural nightmare cities with NO freedom !

  3. April 4, 2016

    HERE WE GO AGAIN. I am in my 60’s now and have been in and around the real estate & building field my entire adult life. I have seen and had to deal with rule after stupid rule, time and time again from so called public servants who continue to step way over the line of what is fair, decent and moral, or frankly any of their damn business.
    It doesn’t just make me sad or annoyed anymore, it now pisses me off. I use to think about a particular rule or law that I had to comply with and actually tried to defend it in my mind with my own logic, maybe so I wouldn’t’ feel so bad about having to follow it. Not anymore, because many rules turned out to be just so stupid and ridicules that everybody required to follow them and pay for them would just shake their heads in disgust and disbelief. It was clear that the rules were being made by some asshole who didn’t give a shit about what people want or need, even if what they wanted was reasonable.
    I will give you some examples on home construction, that have nothing to do with zoning or special subdivision covenants or the like, but are simply laws that you must follow when you build any house, anywhere.

    There are rules governing the minimum size of a house; the room dimensions and their shapes and where they are placed in the house; where the bathroom is or isn’t; the height of the ceilings; the size of your garage; the number of electrical outlets and even how far apart they are and how far they are from a window or door; the number of lights and where they are; the location and sizes of windows and doors and even what kind of glass you can put in them and the way they open; the quality and thickness of the carpet or other flooring; the size of your land and where you can and cannot put the house on your own property; the number of cabinets in your kitchen, which by the way you must have; and even the height the countertop has to be.

    I could go on and on. These kinds of rules have no business what so ever being in any sort of laws or rules that we must follow. They have not a damn thing to do with things like safety or something everyone might consider imperative to regulate. The regulators don’t allow you to save money and instead force you to spend money on things you don’t need or want. These self-righteous regulatory idiots say things like, “Well, it doesn’t matter what you want or like, you can’t build to just suit your own needs. We want to protect the next person who buys it from you and make sure the house meets certain minimum standards. And also we are trying to make sure everything looks nice”.
    WHAT? Where the hell does any government agency come off telling us we have to meet standards like that? If I spend my money to build a house laid out so stupid & crappy that almost no one else will like it, that’s my problem, and no one else’s damn business but mine.

    To add injury to insult, I can tell you from many years in the business, that ridicules and sometimes costly rules and requirements like these and many others I haven’t even mentioned, by the housing regulatory agencies are a very, very big reason why it costs much more than it should to build a house, even a starter home, and as a result many people now can no longer afford one. How stupid is that? That sure as hell isn’t in the public good. I don’t see anything wrong with building standards truly relating to safety. Who would? But the stuff they try to regulate now is just asinine. And they’re not done; it gets worse every year, if we let them.

    People who couldn’t afford a house started buying and living in trailer homes. The regulatory people said, “We can’t let people do this too much. The poor bastards need us to regulate those too”. All it took was a few people getting hurt on safety issues, which is important and should be fixed, and the regulators then had a field day. They started doing their thing with other silly standards on those, which again had nothing to do with safety, and now a trailer house is so expensive, many people can’t afford those either.

    Now comes the RV’s, which has probably been bugging the regulators for a long time now, because they were not considered homes. They love to have their power over us and tell us what to do, because they know better than us poor dumb bastards. “What? live in them all the time and not have to worry about the cost and regulations of the houses? How dare people do this!”
    Ironically many RV’s cost more than a trailer house and some even more than a house, and the regulators have already managed to put so many restrictions on the trailer and RV parks, that they have become hard to find sometimes and are much more expensive than they use to be.
    Now the vast, vast majority of us simply have an RV for recreation. But if someone really wants to live in one full time, because they like it, or maybe they have to, or possibly it helps them in their work. SO WHAT? Leave them the hell alone. Haven’t you done enough damage to housing already?

    There seems to be no end to people out there who seem to think we need them to be our extended mommy and daddy. To tell us what we can build or buy because we are too damn stupid and naive to think for ourselves. To make sure we live our lives in a way that they think we should, maybe because that’s what they do.

    These regulatory jerks have carried these rules way, way past what is reasonable and necessary, and excuse me, but we are letting them get away with it. When are enough of us going to get smart enough and gutsy enough to tell these people to just go f^%k off with their asinine over the top rules?

    Just my never-to-be humble opinion!

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