My Favorite Resource:

My Favorite Resource:

We often get emails from people wondering if tiny houses are legal where they live, how many tiny houses are in their area, how they can find other tiny housers around them, etc. My answer is always the same: check out! Created by Dan Louche of, TinyHouseMap is a must visit site. You will likely be surprised by how many tiny houses are currently registered and also to see that this map covers not just North America but the entire globe.

On, you can also search for tiny house builders, tiny houses for rent, sale and all sorts of other cool things. If you find a tiny houser in your area, you can use the contact form and email them directly from the site (this provides a way for people to connect without registrants disclosing private information to the general public). If you currently live in a tiny house and haven’t registered it yet on, please consider doing so. The more of us that band together, the more momentum the movement gains and the more that those downstream benefit. Further, if you have a tiny house for rent or sale, this is a great place to let the world know.

70 Responses to My Favorite Resource:

  1. shane christopher June 20, 2014 at 5:21 pm #

    From what i understand Florida is not too keen on tiny homes. Florida only wants rich retirees, or tourists, everyone else is either incarcerated or run off. take my advice, STAY AWAY FROM CORRUPT FLORIDA!

  2. vinny July 16, 2014 at 6:38 am #

    Trying to find out if/where I can have a tiny house on Long Island, New York. Not sure if you can get that info from this map but if anyone knows offhand id appreciate the help. Thank you.

    • Clare September 13, 2014 at 11:10 am #

      Hey, Did you ever find out more info about building tiny houses on Long Island?

    • Rob October 26, 2014 at 6:02 am #

      Hey Vinny, I also am curious about building a tiny house on Long Island. Please let me know if you have any new info. Thank you.

      • rena dalen January 27, 2016 at 7:57 pm #

        Hi Rob, My name is Rena. I’ve created a Facebook page where all Long Islanders can come together to discuss tiny homes on Long Island and make it happen! Come join us at

      • rena dalen January 27, 2016 at 8:11 pm #

        Sorry, Rob.. I sent that to the wrong person.

      • Matt wade February 13, 2017 at 6:56 pm #

        I own a piece of land in west Islip I’m selling it for 45 perfect spot to build a micro home it’s listed by coach real estate 6313384431 thank you

    • Theresa November 1, 2014 at 9:15 am #

      That makes a lot of us, actually.

      For the past year I’ve been digging through the various zoning laws throughout the municipalities of Suffolk County. I figured Queens and Nassau were already out of the question after reading up on the mobile home crackdowns.

      The only thing I’ve learned is that somehow, resident complacency has lead to Suffolk County being a ‘Big Brother’ authority.

      They (a certain municipality I happen to live in) actually write down to what lengths your allowed to cut your grass.

      I’m finding very little on RV’s.

      There’s more on Mobile Homes, which seem to only be legal if you’re purchasing a pre-fabricated one and keeping it in a MHC, which the town regulates and only allows certain people to live in. Mobile Homes, though, have strict building codes and requirements that must be followed.

      In one municipality, the one I live in, the only place you can keep an RV is in your backyard (not front) and it can not be lived in full time, or a seasonal RV park (there are none open year round that I can find).

      I’m really interested in living on my own land, with a Tiny House. My question is- is there anywhere a gal can purchase land, clear it, and live on it in a Tiny House on Long Island? So far, it seems to be a resounding no unless I scrape up enough money to make a huge park to share. Please, someone chime in and correct me if I’m wrong.

      • Erica January 1, 2015 at 4:22 pm #

        Would love to hear more about Long Island findings too! My dream is to be able to afford some land, throw up a tiny house and then travel!

      • Cammi January 22, 2015 at 9:42 am #

        I too have been researching about living in a tiny home on Long Island. I would love to downsize, sell my house, build/buy a tiny home & travel. Has anyone found out if it is legal to put a tiny home on someone else’s property? I live in Nassau & have family in both counties that might agree to “renting” part of their property to me for a tiny house. I’d also consider buying my own land for the tiny home if that weren’t an option.

      • Michaele Cascone July 23, 2015 at 5:37 pm #

        Hi…I also live in Suffolk County LI…I was reading that some of the rv parks, in various places, require that the builder of the house have some type of building standard title…I think I saw it on Tennessee Tiny Houses website…so I think you have to make sure about that…you also have to be sure that they conform to National Road Safety standards…lenght, width and weight for roadways…also there is some regulation for the type of trailer if you et one with wheels…now, wheels seems to be the way to go because then its considered a recreational vehicle and you can place it without looking at building codes in your area…but where there is a place that accepts tiny houses on LI I just don’t know…I am looking into the rv parks on LI…land is so expensive…maybe leasing a piece of property? Also, look up Diamond Tiny Houses in Colorado…nice website…share what you find!

      • rena dalen January 27, 2016 at 7:57 pm #

        Hi Theresa, My name is Rena. I’ve created a Facebook page where all Long Islanders can come together to discuss tiny homes on Long Island and make it happen! Come join us at

    • Rebecca January 21, 2015 at 5:52 pm #

      I am also looking for a place to put a tiny home on Long Island. I would like to be on land that I own, not in a MHP. Anyone have any updates?

    • Alyson September 1, 2015 at 5:13 am #

      Hi Vinny,
      I’d love to know if you found anything out about this. I’m also on Long Island and have just started researching this.

    • rena dalen January 27, 2016 at 7:54 pm #

      Hi, My name is Rena. I’ve created a Facebook page where all Long Islanders can come together to discuss tiny homes on Long Island and make it happen! Come join us at

    • rena dalen January 27, 2016 at 7:56 pm #

      Hi Vinny, My name is Rena. I’ve created a Facebook page where all Long Islanders can come together to discuss tiny homes on Long Island and make it happen! Come join us at

    • Terese January 12, 2018 at 6:26 pm #

      Ugh me too please post if you find out

    • Tom January 13, 2018 at 4:00 pm #

      I am doing the same if there is any information you find would it be possible to share with me. Ready to build home just need land . I can’t find any on long island. But any info be great thanks tom

  3. Sarah P. July 22, 2014 at 10:41 pm #

    I am just finding your website here, Gabriella, and I must say that I am super glad! My fiance and I are just starting to plan our tiny home and plan to travel the country for awhile before we decide where we want to end up, per say. Many think it’s crazy, especially at our young age. Adam is 27 and I am 30. Most who we find in this lifestyle already are a bit… eccentric, you could say, but I love seeing that this is becoming more accepted and understood. When we were thinking about going the Skoolie route I met a couple of women through some online message boards that seem like my regular friends from school. Super nice, normal and completely down to earth! THANK you both for posting your videos and hosting this site. I appreciate all of the insight, tips and info. You guys rock!

    P.S. Is there any way that one can purchase the blueprints to your tiny home?

    ~A future tiny home dweller/traveler,
    Sarah, Adam & Harley (our dog)

    • Gabriella July 23, 2014 at 11:36 am #

      Hi guys! Thanks for the sweet message. Love hearing that you guys are forging on and oh my goodness, the people we have met in the tiny house community are incredibly kind, conscientious, and grounded. I’m sure there are some very eccentric ones out there too! You can for sure get our blueprints. You can find them on our Plans page on our site. šŸ™‚

  4. Eve February 28, 2015 at 8:45 am #

    From my understanding, it is not legal to rent and use land belonging to friends, family to build a tiny house on Long Island. However, there isn’t a ‘tiny house police’ going around looking for these things. You will only get caught if someone notifies or complains. But it’s going to be hard to hide the building of a tiny house, unless the property you are on is sprawling and in an area with lots of trees. And I suppose building it yourself or without outside hired help would be best in this situation.

    Is anyone contemplating going to to the Tumbleweed Tiny House workshop in April? I would love to go but, i feel like the chances of being able to build anything on Long Island would be very unlikely so why should I shell out $300 for a workshop, unless I am willing to move upstate, or to another state entirely.

  5. Kevin March 15, 2015 at 8:37 pm #

    It’s great there’s so much interest the tiny house building in Long Island. I’ve been an advocate for tiny houses for many years and want to stay in Nassau County close to family, friends and my job. I am actively looking for land and trying to get a straight answer on the minimum square footage a house in Nassau Suffolk County needs to be. However this is proving to be more difficult than one would think.Maybe we should all ban together come up with a petition? I’ve been toying with the idea of starting a Long Island tiny house group and I already have some friends and family interested

    If you’re interested in finding out more email me at [email protected]

    • Lori July 8, 2015 at 7:56 pm #

      would love to live in a tiny house community on LI. Would love to be part of a group that partitions for this to be allowed.

    • Liz Norton October 29, 2015 at 11:30 am #

      I’m totally interested in tiny houses on LI but I think a 20-24 foot length on wheels will suit us best because when my husband and I retire in 8 years or so I want to travel the country. So we are not in the market yet, unfortunately, but I’m looking forward to it. If you do form a group on LI to try to make changes in the laws regarding plot size, etc., count me in.

    • Laura sacks November 21, 2015 at 10:59 pm #

      Iam interested in building a tiny house. I may need to move out of my house due to divorce and Iam on ss disability
      I need something that is small and convent for me to take care of
      This idea really intrigues me any info you can share would be appreciated.

    • rena dalen January 27, 2016 at 8:03 pm #

      Hi Kevin, My name is Rena. I’ve created a Facebook page where all Long Islanders can come together to discuss tiny homes on Long Island and make it happen! Come join us at

  6. Wild April 16, 2015 at 6:28 am #

    I am also looking to park my RV in Suffolk county. From what I can figure out, is that RVs are a grey area, and like Theresa said, the only stipulation I have found is not living in it full time. Now what that means, I believe, is that it cannot be permanently plugged into the town utilities sewage. However, if you have a black holding tank that you get pumped, then it should be ok, as it is a massive grey area. “Full time” is the area that is the loophole I believe. But this is just me trying to figure out the grey area in the bylaws, so any advice from fellow rvs/tinyhouses would be much appreciated. Thanks.

  7. Brenda July 15, 2015 at 3:57 pm #

    I too am a Big Fan of Tiny Houses. All the houses I have seen {on trailers and off trailers} are simply amazing! These little works of art are becoming a guided pathway to a better way of living in so many ways. I don’t really see what the issue is. What are the people who oppose this resolution {tiny houses} so afraid of? Tiny houses are helping so many people get out of debt, alleviate some of the stress and become THE PEOPLE THEY WANT TO BE. I don’t see any harm in that. Hey, what do I know. That’s just me.

    I have also been looking for information regarding tiny houses in Long Island, NY {Suffolk County}. I have not been able to find any information either. I don’t know if they will ever let The Tiny House Movement get started out her in Long Isand {Suffolk County NY}, I think they should. We the people are blessed in more ways than one. I believe if we come together as one echoing voice, we will be heard.

    Thank you all for listening. Let’s keep moving forward.

  8. Kat August 2, 2015 at 5:31 am #

    I am interested in tiny home’s on LI. I am an expediter of building permits and will start to look into the zoning on this type style home. I am sure we would have to go to a hearing to do a change of zone of some type. I am thinking there are many vacant non buildable lots on Long Island that are not big enough for a normal house build, however if we can convince the Town or Village broads to establish a zoning for tiny homes, it can be an asset to the AHJ’s as far as revenue created for them tax wise. These current lots sit and do not create revenue currently.

  9. Kat August 2, 2015 at 5:36 am #

    We would have to convince the board that the architecture would be an asset visually to the community and will not model them selves at the basic mobile home look.

  10. Darren August 17, 2015 at 5:35 pm #

    I have been in the construction field for 20+ years and own a small company on Long Island which specializes in construction. We are looking to take on are first tiny home as we believe it will be the way to freedom for many. Permits and zoning would be the only challenge but there is always a way. Just need to convince 1 town or village and others will follow.

  11. Carmine August 25, 2015 at 5:58 am #

    I am a RE investor from Long Island looking to buy land for “tiny homes’ or simpler housing.
    Please let me know what can be done to help the movement here on the island. The younger generations with familys on Long Island will not be able to afford to live here with their parents (unless they live with them) with the rising house prices, Taxes, insurance, college debt, and poor overall economy. I want to help solve this problem and keep generations together here without being under the same roof.

  12. Jennifer August 31, 2015 at 7:07 pm #

    My husband and I live in Suffolk County and are also looking to build a tiny house. Has anyone started a petition? We plan on starting the build in the spring no matter what. We would rather stay on Long Island but we just cannot afford to stay here with my medical expenses due to cancer and spine surgery… No way we can afford rent any more or continue to live with family.

    • rena dalen January 27, 2016 at 8:07 pm #

      Hi Jennifer, My name is Rena. I’ve created a Facebook page where all Long Islanders can come together to discuss tiny homes on Long Island and make it happen! Come join us at

    • Inga June 11, 2016 at 7:52 pm #

      Hello! How is everything how is the building going ? I ve read your post from a year ago. Hope everything is going well. Please share if you got any news on the laws in Suffolk county. Thanks!

  13. Alyson September 1, 2015 at 5:20 am #

    I’m also looking into this and would be very interested in getting involved any way I can. I have over 100k in school loans and I feel as though, if I ever want to be able to have financial freedom, a tiny house would be the only way to do this. They also appeal to me as I would like to have a smaller footprint and live a simpler life. Please don’t let this thread die with no purpose! Let’s do something about this!

  14. Lee September 6, 2015 at 6:40 am #

    I live on Long Island too. And although I don’t think I want to live in a 140 sq ft tiny house, I could totally see living in 400 to 600 sq ft. And I cannot find one. There is a plot of land in my neighborhood, but I do not think I could build my ideas “small” home on it. I live in the Town of Hempstead and I just saw on their website that the minimum sq ft allowed is 1,000. I am pretty sure that this is so they get “enough” tax revenue. Why else would they care if you build a smallish house, as long as it fits in looks wise with the neighborhood? Anyway good luck to all who are looking to buy/build a tiny house on Long Island. I have a feeling that the only way it would be allowed would be to buy an existing MHP so that zoning is not a problem, get rid of the mobile homes, and start over with cool looking tiny homes. IDK. Or start a new “MHP” and only allow tiny homes? Thoughts?

  15. Alyson September 13, 2015 at 8:40 am #

    Here’s my thought. All of us should meet up and discuss this to see if we could take further action, next steps, etc.

  16. Julianne September 30, 2015 at 2:05 pm #

    I have been looking for small parcels of land to buy to put a tiny house on. Haven’t been a lucky. We should all get together to figure out what we can do!

  17. Fernando October 2, 2015 at 10:16 pm #

    any news or updates on the long island tiny house movement? I am also interested in buying a tiny house for my parents so they can be closer to my family. I live in Nassau, thanks for any updates or info.

  18. Corinne October 5, 2015 at 8:37 am #

    I am in the process of finding a trailer to build my tiny house on. I live in Suffolk now and hope to find a property in Suffolk to put my tiny house on. I would love to meet up with someone in the process of building or that has already built their tiny house
    My email is [email protected]

  19. Chrystle Fiedler October 23, 2015 at 7:35 pm #

    I live on the East End of Long Island and would be very interested in starting a group to help make tiny houses easier to buy, build and live in without the hassle. Maybe start with a Facebook group? Please let me know if we can make this happen. Thanks! Chrystle

  20. Pam collins November 8, 2015 at 1:09 pm #

    I am interested in tiny house living on Long Island. I am handicapped they cannot afford to buy big homes. Tiny homes will be perfect for me. I hope that suffolk county will allow small homes.t

  21. Dominique December 3, 2015 at 11:54 am #

    My boyfriend and I are also interested in buying land and building a tiny house in Suffolk County. Please keep me updated on any meet ups or groups that are created on this topic. Thanks. šŸ™‚

  22. Annette December 7, 2015 at 12:39 pm #

    Love this conversation. I really need to downsize and would love a tiny house. I live in Suffolk county too. Any more information available? Anyone successful yet?

  23. Virginia December 20, 2015 at 11:42 am #

    The only way you could get them to agree to a tiny house community on Long Island would be to form a group and get politicians behind it as a means of keeping people from moving away from Long Island. My guess is that it would have to be zoned area with specific rules and regulations. They would also probably require no more than 2-3 people living in tiny houses.

    An excellent place for tiny houses would be the areas that get flooded during hurricanes. That way one could drive them away during the storm and save the government lots of money in terms of clean ups. That might be another angle.

    My daughter and I would love to be able to each have our own tiny house in the same community or on the same piece of land.

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