There’s a bill before the legislature, HB 588, that would require towns to allow standalone “tiny houses” anywhere they allow single-family homes or detached accessory dwelling units (“in-law apartments”).
Citizens Count, a nonprofit news group, has a story here.
The bill establishes various other requirements for tiny houses. For example, tiny houses have to follow fire codes. If the house is on a trailer, the trailer must be licensed, registered, and inspected.
Lastly, this bill requires towns and cities to pass zoning laws to address tiny house parks – a group setting of at least four tiny houses.
HB 588 is a repeat of a 2020 bill, SB 482. That bill died during the coronavirus shutdown.
This article shot instantly to the top of the most-read list on the Concord Monitor website almost as soon as we posted it. People are really, really interested in tiny houses.