Do Tiny Houses make good rentals?

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Can anyone provide insight on the Tiny House trend going on? I am considering purchasing land, have tiny homes built on it and rent them out. I would be investing in Austin, TX, where this seems to be a growing trend with the current tight inventory of conventional housing and lots of surrounding land. Any insight would be appreciated. Thanks!

Tricky, to get people to move in, it would need to be accessible to transportation, town...but the city has not accepted them so much legally as a living space.  There are groups on meet up that are working on changing the regulations around this, city codes.  I also know of people who use them for airbnb.  There are loopholes.  I'm looking at a community for people to move into and support each other, move of a progressive retirement type community, but we will not be in the city limits.

I have thought about pulling one up beside my house and renting it;)

@Jason Rowlett If you are in city limits, I would call 311, and ask about building codes and minimum housing size. I have called 311 with a couple of code enforcement/zoning questions, and they have always been able to put me in touch with someone who could answer my question. 

Not sure what the rules/resources are for Travis County and the surrounding cities. 

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