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Beginner guide

Posted 24 Jan '20 04:21 PM

Hello everyone! I am interested in purchasing a tiny house in Christchurch. What's the first step I should take? Do I need to purchase land to place tiny house on?

RE: Beginner guide

Posted 26 Jan '20 12:48 PM

Hi Vanessa, Welcome to the forum.

I suppose that you have a few options depending on your circumstances. Try to find some land that already has a tiny house on or find the plot of land first then the house. Depending on house permanent you want the house, will depend on if you rent or buy the land. Keep us updated.

RE: Beginners guide

Posted 29 Feb '20 04:33 PM

The Herald had an interesting article about the Canterbury man that has successfully overturned a council 'Notice to Fix' and MBIE Determination that confirms his tiny home is a vehicle and not permanent. The implication of this is around the requirement for the tiny home NOT having to comply with the Building Act. It will be interesting to see how and MBIE responds and whether this will the door opening for lots more tiny homes?
https://www.nzherald.co.nz/nz/news/article.cfm?c_id=1&objectid=12312526

RE: Beginners guide

Posted 29 Feb '20 04:39 PM

Earlier article about the Canterbury mans tiny house battle with the Council and MBIE

https://www.nzherald.co.nz/nz/news/article.cfm?c_id=1&objectid=12256611
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