Spur, Texas and Rockledge, Florida have recently amended their laws to allow smaller homes on smaller lots.

While most cities’ zoning and building standards don’t allow much room for tiny homes to move in, some jurisdictions have amended their laws to allow for smaller construction on smaller lots – and even entire tiny home neighborhoods.

Spur, a tiny West Texas town whose population was in decline when it relaxed its zoning standards in 2014, claims to be “America’s first tiny house friendly town.” On top of all the individual lots now occupied by tiny homes in Spur, developer Danny Schallenberg is now building a tiny home subdivision, which will have 22 homes on two acres.

In Rockledge, Fla., homeowner Renee Hardee began developing her own tiny home neighborhood when local government officials hesitated to grant her permission for just one. The current plan for this neighborhood is 13 homes, and Hardee has reported “major interest.”

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