Good Evening Leaders,
I was trying to get into REI, but my spouse and I really want to build and provide tiny homes from shopping containers. Anyone have any feedback or advice from experience? Any thing would help our journey, Thank you in advance
I looked at this a few years ago and the fundamental problem I found is there isn't a common, well understood set of statutes and definitions that govern these kind of homes. The successful communities of tiny homes skirted these issues or just hoped someone wouldn't notice or the tiny home owner was parking the home on a lot in mom and dads back yard or out in the middle of nowhere on cheap land.
You end up with financing issues, occupancy permit issues, zoning issue and so on. Now, this may have changed in the past couple years so YMMV.
I thought I could take a small ugly mobile home park and setup nice, cool, super energy efficient tiny homes on those lots. Perhaps even building out tiny "spec" homes and selling them. The more I looked at the legal issues, permits and even the size of my target market and location, it didn't seem to me the risk was worth it.