Tiny Home On Wheels Legal Dwelling

In Uncategorized by Janet Thome0 Comments

 Buckingham County, Virginia

A few months ago, I shared part of Melanie Copeland’s tiny story and her journey to find a legal place to live in the tiny home, her and her husband built at an Incredible Tiny Home workshop.

Throw back to our build 🙂

Posted by Serenitas Tiny Living on Sunday, January 5, 2020

It is such an inspiration for us all, where the story  left off was with Melanie finding land for her and her husband  John and their dog Shiloh, where they were  going to be able to live in their  tiny home on wheels as a legal dwelling, year around, without removing the wheels in Buckingham County, Virginia.

I will include the original story at the end of this blog post. The name of their home is called Serenitas, which is Latin for Calm.  In their story, Calm came after the Storm, not before.

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Posted by Serenitas Tiny Living on Sunday, March 8, 2020

They successfully moved to their land and are now  busy getting ready for summer.

Posted by Serenitas Tiny Living on Monday, November 11, 2019

Moving Serenitas To Their Own Land!

I am enjoying following the progress on their land. They are building a Natural Fence With Twigs.

John and Melanie Built Their Own Chicken Coop

Follow John and Melanie on the Serenitas Tiny Living Facebook page and see their exciting progress!

Melanie has a wood burning cottage business and made a frame of the letter she received from Buckingham County, Virginia, allowing her family to live on their own land with their tiny home as a legal dwelling.


The Backstory: Buckingham County, Virginia Welcomes Tiny Homes

The Tahoe

In 400 Square Feet Cabin, ADU, The Tahoe, Two Hundred Square Feet by Janet Thome0 Comments

Available From 200 To 400 Square Feet

The Tahoe Model is available from 200 to 400 square feet as a tiny home on wheels.  This is one of my favorite models, because of how  versatile it is. The design can be as modern or as rustic as you like, designed by NYU Designs. The Tahoe can be built with or without a deck.

The Tahoe can be built with or without a loft. I love the shed style roof with an overhang underneath.

A floor plan can be designed for your needs. Shipping nationwide is available.

Tahoe Uses

  • Office
  • Vacation Home
  • Permanent Home
  • One To Two Bedroom Home
  • Alternative To Assisted Living
  • Dorm Alternative
  • ADU
  • Guest House
  • Cottage Business
  • Duplex

Certified By RADCO

Tiny homes on wheels will be RV certified by RADCO, a third party agency that inspects and certifies factory built home.

Tiny Homes On Wheels In California

Los Angeles and Santa Clara followed the lead of Fresno and San Luis Obispo to allow tiny homes as ADUs.  San Diego, Humboldt County, Placer County and more cities are to follow, to help provide much needed housing.


LA Ordinance

Santa Clara

Available As A Modular Or ADU In California

The Tahoe is also available to be built as a Modular or ADU on a foundation in California.

Financing Is Available

Please call or email janet@tinyportablecedarcabins.com

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The Townsend Cottage

In 400 Square Feet Cabin, The Townsend Cottage, Two Bedroom by Janet Thome0 Comments

Two Bedroom Cottage: 396 Square Feet

Inspired by the local nature, The Townsend Park Model offers luxury fused with simplicity. This cottage embraces minimalism without abandoning elegance and has two queen size bedrooms, each with their own separate full bathrooms. The Townsend also comes equipped with a luxurious full kitchen.

Exterior Finishes

Choose from our numerous James Hardie® siding colors or LP Smart Lap options to customize the exterior of your Lakeside Luxury Park Model. Coordinating trim options will work to accent your doors, windows and entire park model. Test it out—Mix and match to find the perfect elevation for your personal getaway.

Discount TPCC Code $ 500.00

Discount Code $500 Off Toward Your Cottage

Please give Janet a call or email to janet@tinyportablecedarcabins.com

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Pines RV Community Azle Texas

In RV Lot Rental, Texas RV Rental Lots by Janet Thome2 Comments

Pines RV Community

Tiny Home Friendly


Phase Two  The Pines RV Community

The Pines RV Community has experienced great success with phase one of the their community in Azle, Texas and are starting on Phase Two, which will be 56 more huge spaces that are nestled in the woods with beautiful old growth trees.  The gated community will offer both short term and long term living.

Conveniently Located

The Pines RV Community, located at 5001 Knob Hill Rd Azle, Texas just off FM 730 and Knob Hill Rd. The Pines RV Community is off the beaten path yet close to major highways, shopping, lakes, golfing and Fort Worth.

  • Walmart – 8 minutes
  • Stock yards – 34 minutes
  • West Bay Marina – 8 minutes
  • DFW Airport – 43 minutes
  • Cross Timbers Golf Course – 14 minutes
  • Texas Motor Speedway – 30 minutes
  • Tanager Fort Worth Outlets – 27 minutes
  • Fort Worth Nature Center – 16 Minutes
  • Decatur, TX – 24 minutes
  • Bridgeport, Tx – 27 minutes


Sneak Peak Of Phase 2 Of The The Pines RV Community


  • True Community Feel
  • Electric, Water And Free WiFi
  • Large Wooded Lots
  • Shower And Laundry Facility
  • Large Wooded Lots
  • Shower And Laundry Facility
  • Dog Friendly And Walking Area
  • Dog Friendly
  • Spacious, Shaded Lots
  • Cookout & Horseshoe Pit
  • Beautifully Landscaped And Maintained
  • Personal Gate Operators for your vehicle
  • Landscaped Lots
  • Stained Wooden Decks
  • Parking For Two Vehicles


Each Phase Has Their Own Laundry Facility

Tiny Home Friendly


Tiny Home Being Delivered



The Pines RV Community

5001 Knob Hill Rd, Azle, TX 76020


Call Jason Heid


12 X 30 Cabin For Sale $ 50,000

In Uncategorized by Janet Thome2 Comments

Completed And Never Lived In

A woman that had a cabin built never got to live in it, because she went into Assisted Living.  The cabin has been greatly reduced for a fast sale. All appliances included. The cabin is in Rarthdrum, Idaho.

Call Ali Kerns
208 518 7548

For Transport

Call Robert Houghton 509 430 6288

Collins Tiny Cottage

In 400 Square Feet Cabin, Collins Cottage 396 Square Feet by Janet Thome1 Comment

Perfect For A Family Of Four: 396 Square Feet

The bright and airy Collins Park Model is a stylish hideaway perfect for any modern family of four. The exposed beams, quartz countertops and king-sized master suite shine in the abundance of natural light. While this model’s front porch invites more sunshine, the rear porch has been screened in to create a more private setting. This model is sold as is and cannot be customized.



Stylish King Bedroom

Expansive Windows

Optional Wood Ceiling Beams

Designer Wall Sconces

High Sloped Ceiling

Entry to Private Back Porch

Sliding Barn Door

Modern Full Bathroom

Wood Vanity with Storage

Extra Spacious Counter

Brushed Nickel Faucets & Accents


Stylish Wood Cabinets

Bright Galley Kitchen

Gas Range

Optional Stainless Steel Range Hood

Microwave Cubby

Large Stainless Steel Kitchen Sink

Stainless Steel Gooseneck Faucet

Ample Storage

Full-Sized Refrigerator

Smart Style

Spacious Living Area

High, Sloped Ceiling

Optional Wood Ceiling Beams

Large Front Porch

Designer Shiplap Walls

Wood Molding

Optional Engineered Hardwood Flooring

Expansive Windows

LED Recessed Can Lighting

Optional All-in-One Washer & Dryer

Designated AC Units

Financing Available

Ask me about land that is available in North Carolina

Use TPCC Discount Code $500.00 Off Toward Your New Collins Tiny Cottage

Call or email janet@tinyportablecedarcabins.com

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Santa Clara To Allow Movable Tiny Homes As ADUs

In Building Codes, Moveable Tiny Homes by Janet Thome0 Comments

Statement For Dan Fitzpatrick, President Of THIA

Fabulous news from Santa Clara County, California (the Silicon Valley!).
The County of Santa Clara has given the Green Light to Movable Tiny Homes as ADUs! The ordinance, modeled after the LA City ordinance, becomes law mid-April!

The Accessory Dwelling Unit (ADU) ordinance has been APPROVED this week by the County Board of Supervisors. This ordinance permits Movable Tiny Houses as permissible and permanently habitable accessory dwelling units (ADU).
Suffice it to say that, now that one of California’s large urban counties recognizes Movable Tiny Homes as habitable ADU’s, it will go a long way in providing a model for other counties around the country.
The Tiny Home Industry Association (THIA) has been spending many months guiding this ordinance and are very pleased with the county’s approval.



Special Thanks To Dan Fitzpatrick, President Of THIA

Contact Janet Thome to get your movable tiny home started.

Call or email janet@tinyportablecedarcabins.com

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Cabin For Sale $33,000

In Cabins For Sale by Janet Thome0 Comments

Built And Ready For The Road

I am selling a cabin for a licensed contractor that is built and ready for the road. Reduced for a quick sale. Listed in Idaho. Cash only.

Cabin Specs

7’ wide
20’ long
Park Model
New Fox trailer
It is licensed and registered in the state of Idaho as an rv
Heat and ac unit
Stainless appliances
Anderson wood windows
Cedar siding
Metal roofing
Fir flooring
Blue Pine Interior


Delivery not included, but can be arranged.

Please call or email janet@tinyportablecedarcabin.com

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Bear Pen Cove Franklin, North Carolina

In Land For Sale by Janet Thome

One Half Acre Lots In Franklin: $35,000

So many people say there are no legal places to live in a tiny home, but I am finding there are lots of hidden jewels all over the country and why not relocate? I am very excited to share an amazing opportunity to buy your own land with  brand new infrastructure included that is extremely affordable.

You will be required to buy a cottage from Compact Cottage, because they were the developing partner. Having the same types of homes, preserves the quality and value of the community. The community has a total of 20 lots, spread out on 13 acres. There are 9 lots left.

An HOA is in place that is only $300.00 a year with very light covenants.  There  are two brand new wells. Just ten minutes away, up the mountain, raw land is $ 100,000 an acre for an eighth of an acre.

Bear Pen Cove HOA $300.00 A Year

  • Well And Septic Maintenance
  • Road Maintenance
  • Taxes For Common Areas

Bear Pen Cove Lots Includes: $ 35,000

  • One Half Acre Lot
  • Septic
  • Well Water
  • Gravel Pad
  • Underground Electricity To Lot

There are two common wells with pristine clean water, so there is no water bill.

AirBnB Allowed

Bear Pen is a community for home owners and long term renters are not allowed, although AirBnBs are encouraged. It would be an amazing getaway as a second home or the perfect destination to provide a welcoming retreat for others to unwind from the city.

Financing Is Available

Compact Cottages has arranged up to 23 years financing. There are several choices for financing. I also have sources for land purchases.

Sheds Are Allowed

Sheds are allowed and they must tastefully match your home.  We have a great contact to build the shed.

About Franklin, North, Carolina

The Town of Franklin is located in the mountains of Western North Carolina and is surrounded by beautiful streams & waterfalls and offers a wealth of things to do. They were recently named the 25th best city to live in North Carolina by the U.S. Chamber of Commerce. Enjoy many festivals & events along with great shopping and services from their  Downtown Merchants. Discover the breathtaking views around Franklin on one of the many hiking trails. You’ll also discover plenty of fishing, hunting, rafting, kayaking and more outdoor adventures!

The Little Tennessee River Greenway in Franklin, NC is a scenic five mile path that runs along the Little Tennessee River through downtown Franklin. The mostly paved path allows runners, walkers, and bikers to enjoy mother nature without having to leave town. There are numerous shelters and entrances to the LTRG, with picnic tables, outdoor grills, and benches, making it a great place to meet for lunch, or sit down and pass some time.

Compact Cottages

Compact Cottages is a retail showroom for Stone Canyon Cabins and Clayton Park Models, which is the preferred builders for Bear Pen Cove.

TPCC Code: $ 500.00

Tiny Portable Cedar Cabins has partnered with Compact Cottages, and we are offering $500.00 off toward your purchase of a cottage.

Please call or email janet@tinyportablecedarcabins.com

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