Tiny House UK?

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  • danjackson2021danjackson2021 Forumite
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    Farway said:
    QrizB said:
    elljay said:
    People on here who have been seemingly critical could research it a bit before suggesting tiny home dwellers are trying to get round the law or doing something totally illegal. That's not fair on those of us who have looked into it.
    The problem is that the OP is definitely " trying to get round the law or doing something totally illegal". They are proposing to exceed the 28-day limit on camping on their own land by one means or another. If they stated they would seek planning permission and buiulding regs compliance (etc.) it would be another matter.
    Their latest suggestion:
    if someone occupied it under covers would be hard to tell
    ... adds some additional frisson by risking injury or death through carbon monoxide poisoning, on top of everything else.

    if someone occupied it under covers would be hard to tell

    When I read that yesterday it rang a bell, and yes the council did spot the 3 bed £5000,000 house inside a hay barn, from 2011, DM link https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-1374193/Couple-lose-battle-500-000-home-hid-inside-barn.html


    The point is you can keep your tiny house on your own land and stay in it occasionally as long as it’s inside the legal limit

    i can’t see how they will know the exact amount of days you stay there and if someone went over a little some years though
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    ZandermanZanderman Forumite
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    edited 31 July at 7:31AM
    Farway said:
    QrizB said:
    elljay said:
    People on here who have been seemingly critical could research it a bit before suggesting tiny home dwellers are trying to get round the law or doing something totally illegal. That's not fair on those of us who have looked into it.
    The problem is that the OP is definitely " trying to get round the law or doing something totally illegal". They are proposing to exceed the 28-day limit on camping on their own land by one means or another. If they stated they would seek planning permission and buiulding regs compliance (etc.) it would be another matter.
    Their latest suggestion:
    if someone occupied it under covers would be hard to tell
    ... adds some additional frisson by risking injury or death through carbon monoxide poisoning, on top of everything else.

    if someone occupied it under covers would be hard to tell

    When I read that yesterday it rang a bell, and yes the council did spot the 3 bed £5000,000 house inside a hay barn, from 2011, DM link https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-1374193/Couple-lose-battle-500-000-home-hid-inside-barn.html


    The point is you can keep your tiny house on your own land and stay in it occasionally as long as it’s inside the legal limit

    i can’t see how they will know the exact amount of days you stay there and if someone went over a little some years though
    Because, as has been pointed out numerous times in this thread, people will tell them.

    You are consistently, despite saying you wouldn't, suggesting ways to break the law.

    And you persist in believing that a heavy, wooden un-aerodynamic unit can be moved about easily.  It can't - which is perhaps why you also persist in suggesting you'd leave it in one place and occupy it illegally for longer than allowed 

    As for 'tiny homes' being 'better' than caravans - the illustrations you posted above are very twee, but actually a caravan would have far more in terms of creature-comforts and facilities.  And is better designed for the purpose. Not just a big shed with some wheels stuck on the base.

    Just buy yourself a caravan!

    (and I'm out of this thread now, I've wasted enough time reading and commenting previously, the OP seems stuck in a rut, as indeed they might be in future if they buy one of those sheds with wheels)
  • heidiiiiheidiiii Forumite
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    hey, did you go through with this? we are considering doing something similiar as well actually (buying a tiny house) 
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