You’ve probably heard about the tiny house movement, or maybe you’ve already built one. Maybe you’re not even sure what a tiny house is. If so, then this article is for you.
So what exactly is a tiny house?
A tiny house is generally considered to be any home that is less than 500 square feet. There are many reasons why people decide to build tiny houses. Some people like the idea of living in a smaller space, others like the idea of living mortgage free, and still others want to build one as an experiment or for educational purposes.
Whatever your reason for wanting to build a tiny house, it is always important to make sure that you are building one that follows regulations.
If you’re planning on living in your tiny house in Kentucky full-time, then you’ll need to make sure that your tiny house is up to code before you can get a permanent building permit. This means that you’ll need to have it inspected by the local building inspector and make any necessary changes so that it meets their requirements.
Even if you don’t plan on living in your tiny house full-time, it is still a good idea to have it inspected just in case something does go wrong and you need to sell it or move it.
Here are some of the basic rules which must be followed when building a tiny house in Kentucky:
- The roof must be at least 6 inches above the ground and there must be proper eave clearance so that water will not leak into the house.
- If your tiny house has a loft, then there must be a minimum headroom of 7 feet (2.13 meters).
- If you live in an area where there are a lot of trees, then you may have to build your tiny house at least 3 feet off the ground.
- There must be at least one operable window or door on each side of your tiny house.
- There must be a fire escape window with proper egress in case of an emergency.
- If your tiny house has plumbing, then it must be up to code and all waste water must drain properly. If your tiny house does not have plumbing, then it will need to have a gray water system which is capable of holding wastewater until it can be disposed of properly.
In conclusion, it is important to note that you can build a tiny house anywhere in the country as long as it meets the requirements of your local building inspector. So whether you want to build a tiny house in Kentucky, Alaska, or somewhere else entirely, you should always check with your local building inspector before beginning construction on your tiny house.