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Our Daily Grind

  • We're always researching the ever changing rules and legalities when it comes to building codes, zoning laws and city/urban planning. 
  • We are working within the system and with city officials to amend the codes and laws to accommodate the "pocket neighborhood" concept. 
  • We are planning events and meetups to bring tiny home owners and enthusiasts together in the community. 
  • We are out getting to know the builders, learning their building fundamentals to bring you the most secure structure possible.
  • We are out building relationships with business owners, spreading the tiny home movement concept and what it represents to us. 

Please drop us a line on the contact us link. Tell us know what you want to know. 

Looking For Builders & Support

So you know what you want, but have no clue where to start. Here are a couple of vendors that can assist you:

Meet Tiny Home Owners...

...and there are a lot of them. Here we feature our TH owner of the month. 

  • Meet: Adam Money, Orlando's largest tiny homer and advocate for all things tiny. I met with Adam earlier this month at his tiny home property in Orlando located at 3405 N. Orange Blossom Trail, Orlando Fl, known as Orlando Lakefront, A Tiny Home & RV community (linked below in the Discover Tiny Home Communities section). Adam currently has 18+ tiny homes and an 8 month waiting list to park your tiny home on property.  Located on a beautiful bird sanctuary, Orlando Lakefront sits on the west side of the famous Lake Fairview in the upscale neighborhood of College Park. Besides individual homeowners and families staying onsite, Orlando Lakefront has several homes available for overnight stays as an Air-B-n-B opportunity for those of you that curious to see what living in a tiny dwelling would mean. Please call to make an appointment or reservation (407) 936-4094.

Find out more

Discover Tiny Home Communities

If your tiny home is on wheels but you don't want to spin your wheels figuring out where to parking it, let us help you get there.


Here is a list of RV parks in Florida accepting tiny homes:

Three Flags RV Resort
1755 East SR 44
Wildwood, FL 34785
Phone: (352) 748-3870
Toll Free: (877) 362-6736


Cody’s RV Park
8588 Ostrom Way
Weeki Wachee, FL 34613
Phone: (352) 596-6010
codysrvpark@yahoo.com
codysrvpark.com


The Outpost RV Resort Park and Community
2250 US Highway 92, Winter Haven, FL 33881
Phone: (863) 289-0104
https://theoutpostresort.com/


Highbanks Marina
(Jerry Niemi- Manager)
488 W. Highbanks Rd, DeBary, FL 32713
Email: jerry@campresort.com
Office: (386) 668-4491


Southern Palms RV Resort
Barb Stanze – General Manager
One Avocado Lane
Eustis FL 32726
352-357-8882
southernpalmsrv_mgr@equitylifestyle.com


Southern Aire RV Resort
10511 Florence Ave, Thonotosassa Fl 33592
Phone: (813) 986-1596
http://www.southernaire.rvresorts.com/


Nautical Point RV Park & Rentals
317 Blackshear Dr, Panama City, FL 32404
Phone:(850) 871-5545
http://panamacityrvpark.com/


Gracious RV Park and Tiny Home Community
6500 Highway 441 SE, Okeechobee FL 34974
Phone: (863) 763-6200
http://www.GraciousTinyHousePark.com


Bayview RV Campground
749 Beach Drive, Destin, FL
Phone: (850) 460-6862
http://bayviewrvcampgrounddestin.blogspot.com/


Tropic Isle Park
15175 Stringfellow Road, Bokeelia, FL 33922
Phone: (877) 677-1568
http://pineislandpark.com/


Rustic Sands Resort Campground
800 N. 15th Street, Mexico Beach, FL 32410
Phone: (877) 240-7213
http://www.rusticsands.com/


Cypress Point RV Retreat
650 Osteen-Maytown Rd, Osteen, FL 32764
Phone: (407) 323-0760
http://www.cypresspointgolfrvpark.com/rv-park.html


Lake Rousseau RV and Fishing Resort
10811 N. Coveview Terrace
Crystal River, FL 34428
Phone: (352) 795-6336
Email: lakerousseau@aol.com
http://www.lakerousseaurvpark.com/


Parramore’s Campground
1675 Camp South Moon Rd, Astor, FL 32102
Phone: (386) 749-2721
http://www.parramores.com/


Nova Campground
1190 Herbert Street, Port Orange, FL 32129
Phone: (386) 767-0095
http://www.novacamp.com/


Orlando Lakefront: A Tiny Home & RV Community
3405 North Orange Blossom Trail, Orlando, FL 32804
Phone: (407) 936-4094
http://www.orlandolakefrontth.com/


Journey’s End
480 Highway 441 SE
Okeechobee FL 34974
561-866-2227


Manatee Springs Mobile Home & RV Community
12570 NW 82nd Ct.
Chiefland, FL 32626
727-422-2739Twelve Oaks RV Resort
6300 FL-46
Sanford, FL 32771
407-323-0880
www.twelveoaksrvresort.com


Woods-N-Water Trails
1325 Bay Road
Mt. Dora, FL 32757
352-735-1009
office.wnwt@gmail.com
www.woods-n-watertrails.com 

Building and Zoning Codes

The Florida Building Code Fifth Edition (2014), as updated by the Florida Building Commission on February 26, 2015, and adopted by Rule 61G20-1.001, Florida Administrative Code, is hereby adopted as the building code of the City of Orlando, Florida. The adopted version of the building code is hereby incorporated into this section as if fully set forth herein, and may be cited to as the Orlando Building Code, Fifth Edition (2014). All references to the "building code" within the Orlando City Code, and within ordinances and resolutions of Council, shall be construed as referring to the building code adopted by this section. 


Are you confused yet? Let us help you navigate through these laws so you don't lose the land you purchased or have to move your tiny house on wheels (THOW).


*Be sure your THOW is built in accordance with RVIA standards and that your builder is following the NFPA 1192 Standards for Recreational Vehicles - 2015 Edition. Find these standards here:

http://www.rvia.org/ 

http://www.nfpa.org/codes-and-standards/all-codes-and-standards/list-of-codes-and-standards/detail?code=1192


City/Urban Planning Laws

 The City Planning Division inspires and facilitates the development of a diverse and sustainable community to make Orlando more livable for its citizens, businesses and visitors. Find out more on the City of Orlando's City Planning website:  http://www.cityoforlando.net/city-planning/


An accessory dwelling unit (ADU) is a really simple and old idea: having a second small dwelling right on the same grounds (or attached to) your regular single-family house, such as: an apartment over the garage. a tiny house (on a foundation) in the backyard. 


A tiny house on wheels or THOW (as its known in the community) is small version of a full size house. The difference is, its built on a trailer with a hitch of sorts and its a structure which is intended as a full time residence or year-round rental property and meets these five conditions: 

  1.  built on a trailer that was registered with the builder's local DMV.
  2. towable by a bumper hitch, frame-towing hitch, or fifth-wheel connection. Cannot move (and was not designed to be moved) under its own power.
  3. Is no larger than allowed by applicable state law. The typical THOW is no more than 8'6" wide, 32' long, and 13'6" high. Larger tiny houses may require special a commercial driver's license and/or special permits when being towed.
  4. has at least 70 square feet of first floor interior living space, and no more than 400 square feet (excludes any lofts).
  5. includes basic functional areas that support normal daily routines (such as cooking, sleeping, and toiletry).