If you’re like most tiny home dreamers and owners the debate on what code should be used for the safe construction of your tiny home has been one fraught with confusion. Mostly, because code recommendations for tiny’s don’t exist.
Many are building to Recreational Vehicle Industry Association (RVIA) code just to have some semblance of safety and order in the off chance their home gets picked out of a tiny home lineup for inspection…
On the Tiny Home Community blog we found their recommendations and overview writeup for Tiny Home Guidelines.
These guidelines provide a path for documenting the construction of a tiny house on wheels, demonstrating that it meets specific standards and is intended for use as a permanent residence.
They do a goo job at hitting the main safety topics for most mechanical, electrical and structural concerns. Check there page out here: http://tinyhousecommunity.com/guidelines.htm