You would think Joshua Tree or vicinity but it was on a remote five acre parcel in Joshua Tree where I was told no building at all without permit. The takeovers have consistently resulted in local citizens’ rights getting trampled, and the civic debt ballooning further out of control than it has ever been. I’m thinking five dollars might be low enough to be affordable for folks who able to pay $15 or $20 dollars for a place to stay for the night. Access Code: 1997 Uniform Building Code, Technical Assistance: Maybe, but so far there’s a lot of resistance. Also, owners generally wish to get loan paid off in shorter term, mine requested 1-2 years, settled on 18 months. Once in Washington state and another in Oregon. I will be posting updates regularly, right here. TN has no state income tax. Some areas I’ve explored even have regulations on what color your house is and what kind of roof, etc…. I just bought land in Az, but, I am second guessing my decision, so I am reconsidering if I should sell that land and move north a bit. Nice to have some friendly debate on this blog…I got ypur point and agreed, it’s always easier to do things by the book, but the whole purpose for this blog is for owner-builders interested in working outside of the normal parameters. Office Hours 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. It seems that this may be slightly stronger that stacking individual bags. Real assets are king in an inflationary economy, which is where we’re headed in the future in my view. Benton County is out for sure, but check Madison or Carroll in Arkansas. The only thing you’ll have to mess with is the county health department, as you’ll need a permit to put in an outhouse. As to building alternative kinds of housing in seismic zones etc.. Be aware that many of these counties have cities or towns located within them that do adopt codes. (877) 944-7575 toll free Ivan, climate change is part of the whole agenda 21 stuff. Here is the excerpt from page 4 of the Marquette Zoning Plan. Each state has their slight variation of it, as do counties and … Septic approved before you do anything. Even though mechanical heating and cooling systems (HVAC) are typically not required on Passive Houses, building inspectors will likely require you to install them. The permitting process has been an ordeal. We’re wanting to to do the exact same thing off-grid and seems a bit of a lockdown so far on my research. For what it’s worth, I think I would create a notebook that includes a page or two of notes about each borehole site one gets earth samples from and tests. Yuma. You can read about one of them in a book called, “Twelve By Twelve”by William Powers. Thankyou so much for this forum.I have learned a lot from it, and now feel much more knowledgable and confident with my plans. knew of any community forums that cover the same topics talked about in this That hasn’t been the case for over 30 years. P.O. Also, some tourist towns may meet your needs. If we seek out the ones with a more open heart, I bet we can get them excited too, even as we learn what we need to learn to educate them, and ourselves. While still helpful, we’re mostly looking for counties with codes. My brother lives there and built his own home with only a septic permit needed. And Nevada county is a bona fide paradise, hour from tahoe and sacramento. in Coconino county that i am going to buy. I will be the guinea pig. Off-grid development should be allowed as long as the structure is sound and to code, having to connect to the grid is pure politics and money and a very real erosion on our civil liberties. Previous owner used the land for cattle. HOWEVER, an adjacent cities ETJ may extend out into what you might perceive as a separate city, so make sure you check their City Limits/ETJ maps as well! Thought about buying a Graceland cabin and doing the smallest septic system available for it but the requirements are ridiculous!!! P.O. stopping smoking in bed wold be a higher Survivability this was rejected by most states and local gov. Thanks for posting this. I must say that I thoroughly enjoy your replies. If Glen Beck says it, you know it’s not true. A place with water and decent scenery. I am finding the more time I spend now finding answers the fewer suprises I will encounter during the actual build. You can add Montezuma Co. to the list for non commercial buildings. I am interested in finding some land in Kentucky, My primary concern is being able to build a large 10 to 12 ft stone privacy wall surrounding the property, I look at all kinds of rural areas and farm lands for sale on the internet and one thing I have notice is you never see any place that has a large privacy wall surrounding the property any more and that is something that is very important to me any help would be appreciate…, Privacy walls are not so common any more because they’re very labor and time intensive. The extra time and trouble may only be worthwhile for seismic areas or other special applications. I make them of cinder block sealed with concrete or with concrete cylinders. It is my dream to build a tiny Cub house with my own hands where me and my little dog can live out the rest of our days. Man Thomas J. wouldn’t recognize the country. Sometimes you have to go to their office and ask for a packet of info for new owner builders. Goodluck building! I called the Coconino city planner and he said if it’s under 170 square feet, no permit required. We water our fruit trees, planted in the past couple of years, and even most of the trees planted before we bought this place. The vast majority (over 95%) go along with the current system. Thanks. For those of you that cant get out (i know its not easy, i left with little money and three small kids in tow) best of luck to you and remmember there are places that arent affected by the cultural-political-fianacial aflictions the US is experiencing. I agree. Saguache. Very strange. No zoning in Pike County MO – an hour north of St Louis, I too am interested in the southeast, and wish to build a tiny cob house. Eagle County Community Development, Building Division In my area, you can have a bathroom and office area, but not a full kitchen. Golden, Colorado 80419-3540 2. Keep researching. Jenkin’s Humanure book is free online and highly recommended. How did it go? It is my impression that coastal counties are now rather tightly controlled by codes, but I may be wrong. Or even worse, tearing the house down? Because there are no amenities, I’m hoping it’d be possible to cut the overhead enough to charge very little and still be profitable…. But I’ve done this by sleeping in my vehicle and seeking out BLM & National Forest land to camp on. Change is hard, and humans resist it. The web site had changed.They have a small section about when permits are not needed. On the one hand, that’s good, on the other, it’s pretty overwhelming. Access Code: No Building Code, Technical Assistance: I want to know if this is a wider trend. There are lots of places begging for newcomers and their business. Also, were could I find such basic info? Many readers are looking for inexpensive land where they can build their earthbag home. Routt County Regional Building Department As it grows, it could be a good way to find local land agents too who might be knowledgeable about local building requirements, etc. P.O. I bought a 109-year-old country church with amazing stained glass windows in New Market–and my mom (a retired art teacher) has turned it into a gallery, a place for musicians, and any sort of event center (Gray Dove Gallery/New Market). As an environmental scientist my primary focus over many years has been to help my clients permit their projects. Over the years the amount of regulation has grown to unbelievable levels. It’s a neat idea worth pursuing. For some reason few people build projects like this. Any big problems with illegal immigrants or crime? Flat property for miles doesn’t bother me (like the sunflower fields of SD) and lot’s of trees would be nice but forested property does seem to be more expensive (though not always). You could spend years building a wall around a small farm or homestead. Do they take the land from me and tear it down? http://www.omaha.com/article/20100831/NEWS01/709019995. http://www.access-board.gov/links/state-colorado.htm. I’m really glad to hear there are no codes. Rio Blanco County Building Department :-). Paonia is more liberal with less of the statist attitude that seems to be pervasive in that realm. Hey All! • (2010) 16,267 Susan, you better look up what your county codes are.Don’t just take anyone’s word on it. You would be better off a average fellow in New York in a economic riot meltdown. Oregon county missouri and some other areas of Missouri have no building codes. Doesnt add up. “In God’s fat little pocket”. Bent County Keep us posted. ZIP Codes sorted by Michigan County. I don’t have a good grasp of how Sectarian applies here, are you Dr. PJ. Also, there is a social media aspect that allows you to create a profile, and invite others to join…so you might be able to keep in touch with/find similar community members that way. Google ecovillage plus the state you are interested in. After living up there in a 100 sq. Those acreages are like “loss leaders”. But getting a straight, informed, honest answer… Well… Good luck. Real, as in, they don’t come knocking it down because they have ‘permit regulations’ or something, like Klamath County, Oregon. Being forced to buy a large plastic septic tank is another issue. That property I’m looking at in the Centennial Ranch area is about 35 acres and within it there’s a little valley with a stream running through the bottom of it. A wood fired tank will circulate to the Jacuzzi and the beds. (These sort of people would probably make good neighbors.). How sad and ironic. [No building code or contact information]. Maybe they should have been promoting composting toilets. If you wish, you can visit our web page at CusterCountyGov.com. Not sure what they’re going to use. Briley Township in northern Michigan has adapted its zoning regulations to be more tiny house friendly. To Realdeal-best place for living in Mexico. Putting waste (human or animal) into a chamber to get gas for a cooker: lookup Biogas. The county schools are good if you have kids and don’t want to homeschool. Additional groups keep asking for help. Sad indeed. There’s over 100 alternative structures in this tiny village! Are current requirements are: Near if not in the mountains, earth bag friendly, as few zoning and regulations as possible, and fairly inexpensive land. When we choose to live another path; we choose segregation, misunderstanding and even animosity. WV has 55 counties and each of those has adopted the IBC. The bottom line is some departments are friendly and open minded to these sorts of things (alternative building materials) and some aren’t. Thank you. Our “evidence” was a signed statement from an mechanical engineering professor at our local university and some sketches and load charts. Those records are what made their journey legendary because those records informed everyone what was out there. – I live in an area with no codes and things are just fine, thanks. Hi Owen, can you elaborate or link to a source on the lack of building codes in rural New Mexico? Can you tell me if outhouses are legal in Apache county …I live off grid in Witch Well on 40 acres, and was thinking of putting in an outhouse and getting rid of the septic which has been nothing but problems. Michigan is not a place I would recommend anyone move to or start a business. It will impact people worldwide, and that’s why I mention it here. Can you list them? Wow, what a story. I find this info by just using a search engine and ask about building codes for various county’s. Thanks for the article suggestion. Yes, do make a blog post about the rip off… the more people that realize it, the better. American State Building Codes. As other people whom I have read have stated (Joel Salatin being the first who comes to mind), these building code laws and related should have opt out clauses in many cases. Very high property taxes where we live too…almost $7,000 annual property taxes on home assessed at $155,000!!!! (303) 853-7156, ARAPAHOE COUNTY Thanks again. Decks must be built according to certain codes to ensure that they are safe for everyone who visits or lives in the home. If anyone else knows of legal opt out options (like what I read here for parts of Arizona) in other states or counties, please post here! It’s true that we are social creatures, however the longer I live the less I want to socialize with most humans, and the more inclined I am towards socializing with animals in nature. There are two owner-builders in an intentional community in Madison County, Kentucky who have worked with the planning administrator to legally build an earthbag home and a straw bale home. Good Luck. In counties that look desirable to you, check county building codes online. But there are others who don’t live in the homes they build nor even in the state, who are just looking for loophole to make a quick profit. ft. in area, may Go prepared with books, articles printed from the Internet, sample house plans, etc. As I’ve been doing research lately to decide where to live amongst said 3 states, I’ve info to add: The New England states are governed at the state level for some things, at the municipal level for others. Was wondering if there is a good synopsis of the questions one needs to investigate. I’d personally avoid WY because almost all of it is on shale open to fracking, then there’s a lot of existing air pollution from gas exploration. Check the County building codes. This is not a personal attack against building officials, who have always been very nice to me. The new wave of self made technology is here in the people’s hands. Those of us that don’t want to live in the system are forced to live outside of it. If you’re in Baderville or any high water table area it will be closer to $40,000. Anyway, I was thinking about maybe using a campaign at one of the community/crowd-funding sites like Kickstarter or IndieGoGo to raise funding. Hi all. Look into Adams County WI, which is located in central WI near Lake pentenwell(the second largest freshwater inland lake in the state). Access Code: 1997 Uniform Building Code, Technical Assistance: I mean every single thing you do. Just a few things to think about… (If you can’t find a website for the city, google often has a map showing their city limits, although you should call the city directly to determine accuracy.). They would even wait with their guns. Box 699 Even if you havent got busted, id love to hear you experience Just like anything in life, you have to seek out the details. I’m behind you all the way. Every house has some defects. Evil thrives on fear. It’s a cold wind that allows no codes. Otherwise, you’ll waste your whole life at it and still have no certainty that the data is accurate. – You say permits are not that expensive, but fail to mention that codes often increase the cost of construction by tens of thousands of dollars. I just cannot comprehend why people have to make this so difficult. I’ll let them post the link. No inspectors, no government busybodies, no nothing. Although not requiring a building permit, accessory structures with less than 120 square feet of From Wikipedia “Tiny Houses My husband and I are interested in building an EarthBag retreat from the city. I can see some guidelines for urban areas and commercial structures. No, that book is bunk. This initial page has the current definition of International Residential Code, then the link to Energy Codes Ocean with various interactive US maps showing which states have codes, what kinds and if they are mandatory. The enviro ental health officer in county seat was state insp. I’ve been publishing a whole series of possible places to consider in recent blog posts. Don’t take my comment as a claim that scoria and pumice are abundant in that general area. anyone interested in helping please contact me at-obtiki@hotmail.com. Save my name, email, and website in this browser for the next time I comment. There is an ebook available now that lists all of the places around the US where there are no building codes, and you can order this by going to http://www.greenhomebuilding.com/building_codes.htm#books. Even bought the trailer, but just couldn’t find anywhere it could be legally parked. I know it’s a late reply but answer back if you still have questions. Make sure there aren’t any liens on the property. Also, many of the smaller counties in West Virginia require only a small fee for the initial structure and improvements assessment. Sounds like a great project that shows how almost anything is possible. I remember piles of coffins on the streets in a country where I grew up (poorly engineered buildings + big quake = a lot of victims). The gaps between the walls of the earthbag and cabin will be covered therefore going to make outdoor storage closets in those. I believe we will find ways to work in relationship with the code people rather than feel we must run away from the bureaucracy. If anyone finds any more, please post them! I voted for Obama years ago, simply because I hated Bush. After a lot of hunting else where, I found my property there. They also come out and inspect every little detail before you move forward in any phase. They make a lot of huff about building permits and occupancy statues, but the people west of Williams just put up any old thing and nobody says squat. We will go where there are no codes! Thanks for sharing. -In much or the majority of VT, owner-built-occupied homes are exempt from building codes. I’m grandfathered in on my standard perk septic system. Also i would consider putting waste into a chamber to get gas for a cooker.There are articles online,Many from India where they show plans and ideas.There is always the idea of digging a large hole to dump into,Later to have a tree planted in,One that you would not eat from. Otherwise, I HIGHLY recommend buying only what you can afford OR owner financing! It is high time we stomp them into the ground. Hello: Unfortunately, I see more negative information against free building of tiny homes, or parking trailers on property than anything else. And moving elsewhere is not necessarily cowardly. Access Code: 1997 Uniform Building Code, Technical Assistance: We are working with a gentleman in Panama who uses a simialr but slightly different technique. 150 Ash Avenue Maybe not next year or even the year after, but someday… The high debt has been taken on, the dollar money has been printed, and the global economy’s piper must someday be paid. email: dkirkham@co.clear-creek.co.us, CONEJOS COUNTY I plan on using a gravel trench foundation for the rooms. Suing the government is like asking the right arm to cut off the left arm. Many of these areas are very dangerous and have some of the highest crime rates in the US. http://www.co.clear-creek.co.us The militarization of borders like this reminds me of the Soviet Union. Every area is somewhat different as far as codes, permits, regulations, etc. But like another reader said, you need to contact them directly for the details after you’ve narrowed down your choices. I was trying to do my part and contribute here, but I can’t figure a way to get accurate information out of these people. Taos, New Mexico has an experimental building code that appear to release the municipality for liability to allow for alternative building. That document says, “A Building Permit is required in order to build or remodel any structure in the unincorporated area of Saguache County.” And that has been true for a long time. I’m barely touching on what all happened, so I’m sure he’d rather forget about this. Land is inexpensive and you are pretty well left alone. A small wood cook stove will heat, and feed me. A place where people, as earnest as they may be, that you don’t know can drive up to your house one day and tell you to tear it down…because you didn’t pay them. Very interested in learning more, my daughter lives in New Mexico and I would very much like to be closer to her I’ve always been interested in green ways of living but I was on a fixed income. You can add Montezuma County, CO to your list. I have given alot of thought to the legal arguments that could be used to challenge some of these building codes, the basis for which is presumably the health and safety of residents of the county/state. Seems as if the people of each town/city that have elected Home Rule have the freedom to create their own “rules”. Water is, of course, the other issue here. I was more impressed with idea of how many different structures i could build for under 500.00 bucks. Does anyone know which counties in Az. Thanks for sharing. There are good people out there. Structures under 200sq ft. need no permit. 130 S. Galena Street, 3rd floor Costa RIca still has options, as does Panama, Belize and a host of other stable democratic countries. http://www.co.arapahoe.co.us Details vary county by county. I’m in Coconino county and I’m building a 1000sf pole barn as an accessory structure, using plans/materials from hansenpolebuildings.com. I hope this clarifies the County’s position in providing limited help to applicants.  When you have specific plans for the County to review, you will need to start with the Planning Division and the conditional use permit review. Can you send a link about Spurs? Julesburg, Colorado 80737-0050 Mexico is a good option. Where would the dear insurance companies be? 5) DRIVE AROUND: This is VERY helpful. Prowers Building codes used to represent “minimum safe standards” based on experience. I hope my little bit of info here helps you. a foothold , we ‘let the camel get its head into the tent’ . And, I want to add, my husband is a licensed general contractor, who made a careful point to build everything to code, so as not to give anyone a reason to turn us down…. Tiny house will be just under 300 square feet. Just kidding! Also, Owen if it is okay with you, I’d like to offer an opportunity for individuals to post in our forums as well. The ADEQ wants you to buy one from a manufacturer, it has to be “approved” Precast tanks are not cheap. Long tubes are very strong, however they have to be special ordered and are more difficult to find. We are up near Mora and are preparing to do the same thing. My latest thoughts lean to multiple buildings under 120 square feet to avoid permits.In az they are thought of as accesory buildings,so in reality your suppose to have an main building that has a permit.Also if they are not permanant structures and i can move if needed.sunrise domes is a site ive looked at for small domes,twelve foot is under 120 sq.foot.Right now i found I plan to build when I retire from the Air Force in 2 years so I will update then on any other costs I encounter, such as property tax after a house is built. – Cold as siberia Upper P. Michigan. Spend time in the area before making the final decision. If anyone needs earthbags, there are 5000 for sale here: http://elpaso.en.craigslist.org/mat/2839799471.html, what did you find out about apache county, am hoping to build earthbag home there, but just beginning research. Look at the situation with the power company at Jamestown. Only county inspection was to confirm you did not build more than your permit. Phew..that was a lot of reading. Or, some fuming enterprise polluting the air next to the house of neighbors.. so zoning makes sense. This is an excellent way to search almost any site. I am 23 and looking at land in southern Colorado to build my earthbag off grid freedom palace. Is this fair? Once the snow fell, the only way to get up there was snowmobile, snowshoeing, ultimately a snowcat. http://www.co.mesa.co.us, MOFFAT COUNTY You will find water to be hard to find and pricey to drill for,Most folks in that area haul water. (970) 542-3526, OURAY COUNTY It’s an apt metaphor. 200 E. 1st Street, Rm. That map can be important in selecting building sites that are close to the available building materials already available on the land, minimizing hauling. We would really welcome like minded people to rural Missouri. ), undercover video by Project Veritas, BlackBoxVoting.org election rigging, proof of collusion, cover up and on and on. I just discovered that Montezuma County, CO has no requirement for permits for residential buildings. See About Us at top of page for my address. Thousands of feet…good god. Although these areas seem quite remote, they offer a possible solution for living tiny legally. We have never allowed hunting here. There is a code for adobe in New Mexico, and strawbale in California, although these are clearly different systems. codes, I was reading where they thought the new international codes were tough to meet and would put many contractors out of business. Hard as it is to move, your (our) best bet will be to emmigrate. People slave their whole life just to not be able to pass something on to their kids. Email glitch: leave a comment on the post about “Are you having trouble with this site?” and hopefully Kelly’s wife will see it. Are there any other counties in Colorado? Conduct your own Lewis and Clark expedition onto your own land. I like this post, enjoyed this one thankyou for posting. Many of the places mentioned in Colorado are pretty bleak. Imagine what would happen if the economy continued to decline and government assistance was cut off at some point (a real possibility). some codes make sense i do not think many people will built truly unsafe homes but the international code . I’m a potential home buyer, I do not want to deal with something that may kill me–just today I got shaken by the quake. The only engineering company that will stamp plans at this time is Precision Structural Engineering, Inc. http://www.structure1.com/index.htm, You’ll have to hire them and use their building system: http://earthbagbuilding.wordpress.com/2010/12/04/reinforced-earthbag-specifications/, They have pre-approved my earthbag house plans: http://earthbagplans.wordpress.com/, You can read all 847 blog posts and everything at EarthbagBuilding.com (our sister site) for free. Thank you for all the posts and info so far! Is the area desirable for newcomers, and will it likely remain so in the foreseeable future? And near the res…I think property crime will be a concern. Take the way walls are built in the country I live. http://qcode.us/codes/nevadacounty/?view=desktop&topic=3-ii-3-l__14. Would you please post a link to the “City of the Sun Foundation” Facebook page because I can’t find it either. My wife and I have been planning our “free” place in Idaho. Thanks! Conejos County Land Use Custer county has a website with all permits and forms online. Update on the evictions and harassment in Antelope Valley, California. :). The electrical permit is the more valuable of the two. -In Maine, about half the state is unorganized townships (governed at the state level) and of the organized towns, those under 4,000 people do not have to adopt/enforce the state building code (and only about 1 dozen have chosen to adopt/enforce). Who are you referring to when you say “I am interested in knowing whether you “stand out” by building a hobbit hole…”. Access Code: 1997 Uniform Building Code, Technical Assistance: P.O. His address is under About Us at the top of the page. More government. I have found that CC is picky and have heard horror stories about whole small cabins being destroyed. Not exactly sure yet what that entails..i have to read more, but thats the best news of all! Just wanted to chime in by saying that the county around Cody, Wyoming has no building codes. Places like Saguache and Delta county are good examples. What may have been necessary many moons ago, building with stick, [actually log cabins are better than the 2x4s they use now with their “hurricane clips”], has turned into an industry of greed that would break down if quality homes, [structurally], were made available for the same, if not lower prices. I dont know how anyone can complain about that. But once you get the permit (which does require a description of what you plan to build), there are no further inspections related to code enforcement by the county. So it sounds like you will need to get permits from your local jurisdiction and any deviation from the basic code will likely need the blessing of a state-licensed architect or engineer. Technical Assistance: I’d really like to be a part of community where I can get feedback from other experienced people that share the same interest. Just like a cheap sawdust toilet would be ok.But folks require an expensive toilet made commercially. You’ll need covered entries and good detailing. Still better here than the US, but one can see the days are numbered. Regarding septic, etc: At first i felt a bit deterred by all of the news of the zoning madness in Coconino county. The town itself has building codes so folks going with alternative building methods should avoid it and consider unincorporated Custer county. However, on the website for zoning and planning meeting minutes, there are discussions of limiting these practices. 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