The City of Madison came up with a new definition for tiny houses on wheels. Rather than RVs, they are “Portable Shelters” in the OM Village project in Madison, WI.
One challenge is how to fit a “tiny house” into our existing regulatory structure. Staff agreed that going forward “tiny houses” should be defined as “portable shelters”, and that the “residential cooperative village” should be defined as “portable shelter communities”, with the following definitions:
Portable Shelter. Any movable living quarters, no more than 150 square feet in area, used as an individual’s permanent place of habitation. For purposes of this definition, a permanent place of habitation is established when an individual lives in a portable shelter for four (4) consecutive months.
Portable Shelter Community. Any site, lot, parcel, or tract of land designed maintained, intended or used for the purpose of supplying a location or accommodations for more than three (3) portable shelters and shall include all buildings included or intended for use as part of the Portable Shelter Community.
Read the full document: Memo_May_5,_2014
I have some question about Tiny house on wheels defined as Portable Shelter by city of Madison, WI
What do you have in your Portable Shelter that runes on electric? What are AMP draw on each?
Are they able to be hook up the Portable Shelter to a 110 volt outlet and run every thing inside? or do you need a 30 amp or 50 amp plug in just like mobile home park?
What are you doing with running water? Direct line coming in or holding tanks?
What about heat? What about A/C?
Most tiny houses on wheels run on 30 amp or 50 amp plugs like other RVs, but some are made to be offgrid. Similarly for water, some tiny houses have holding tanks like RVs and other are built to hook up to a water source. There are many choices in heat and AC, too. You can build your house in a way that’s best suited to you!