We are delighted to welcome Melanie Copeland as a new ATHA State Chapter Leader for Virginia.

A tiny house dweller herself, Melanie has spent the last year coordinating meetings, gathering information and connecting tiny dwellers to help search for and provide legal options for tiny homes all across Virginia.

In other words, she’s already been doing this job for a while now.

Virginia has been a tough nut to crack for tiny house legalization. For nowMelanie will be heading up ATHA’s pilot project to see if we can get more existing campgrounds and RV parks in the state to become tiny house friendly.

Here’s a note from Melanie:

“Tiny houses are part of our future, as a current tiny dweller in the Commonwealth of Virginia I want to ensure that legal parking for tiny dwellers is achieved. Assuring safe and legal parking is close to my heart and something that I have personally experienced. I love the ability to live tiny and free..we just need the legality! “