Three Story Tiny House

This is a three story house. If you have any trouble with mobility, this is probably not the vacation rental for you. The kitchen is located on the bottom floor and has two large doors that open to a small patio. A retractable screen door keeps the bugs out and let's the outside in. The main floor where you will enter, has a compact bathroom and seating area along with games, DVDs, and postcards to make your friends jealous of your trip! ;) The top floor is the bedroom that features a washer/dryer unit, flat screen TV, DVD player, and plenty of storage. The house is filled with natural light and other features include- WiFi, central air & heat, designated, off-street parking, a private yard with outdoor seating, linens, shampoo, soap, etc.

It’s a tall and skinny foundation home in a great location and available as a vacation rental through Airbnb.

This tall, thin beauty of a house provides the convenience of downtown Asheville's many offerings, the privacy of a stand alone structure, and the novelty of trying out the tiny house trend without the commitment! This little home has an interesting floor plan because it offers three levels of living space! When you walk inside through the front door, you’re entering the second level which is your living area. This is also where the bathroom is placed (near the front door entrance).

The Birdhouse is located in historic Montford and just a block from downtown. If you would like, you can park your car and walk to restaurants, bars, breweries, shops, theater, yoga- just about anything here!

An accessory dwelling unit (ADU) is a second small dwelling on the same property as a larger single-family house. An ADU can be a tiny house (on a foundation) in the backyard, an apartment over the garage or a basement apartment. ADUs are allowed in many towns, but the rules vary as to size, permitting, and placement. In addition, some towns restrict who can live there (e.g., only family members of the main house, or only people providing long term care for someone in the main house).

The reality is that you can’t get the permits, etc in most non-rural jurisdictions for a tiny house. Most cities and towns just won’t grant them under those circumstances, unless it is a “guest-house” which implies that there is a main house being used as the primary living space. As an example, the town I grew up in had a 900 sq foot minimum requirement to build. 900 sq feet is hardly a tiny house. Small, but not a tiny. That’s just the start of the zoning issues.

While the 2015 IRC has eliminated the requirement for a house to have at least one room of 120 square feet or more, states will need to adopt the new code in order for it to be effective. In addition, the IRC still contains other minimum size specifications that prove challenging: rooms (except for bathrooms and kitchens) must be 70 square feet, ceiling height must be 7 feet, etc. (additional code discussion). Accordingly, while it is possible for a tiny house to meet building codes, a house built on a foundation on its own land is more likely to be small (more than 400 square feet) rather than tiny. In addition, a building permit will probably be required.

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