Councils in Australia and Granny Flats, Caravans, Transportable Homes, Moveable Dwellings
Every state and in some states every council has its own rules and regulations on what is allowed on your property.
I've put a collection of links and examples here to help you navigate through what's allowed and real-life examples. Councils and states are relaxing their rules and ideas around Tiny Homes daily.
Our units by themselves are classed as movable dwellings or transportable homes
The national building code of Australia stipulates a 2.4 ms ceiling height, most units imported from overseas are under this limit because the size of a normal shipping container is 2.4 ms and it needs to fit into that, otherwise it would need an oversized shipping container to transport it and very expensive.
If the units are placed onto a trailer, then they are classed as a caravan or tiny home on a trailer.
More and more locations across Australia are allowing tiny homes on trailers. Councils and states are becoming easier to install units due to the housing crisis and old rules..
Two locations in Australia are trialing Tiny homes for permanent living, Esperance in Western Australia and the Surf Coast in Victoria.
New South Wales
State Wide legislations supersede the council regulations
Agritourism NSW Planning Accommodation Rules explained, Farm Gate
Eurobodalla Shire and Tiny Homes
Port Macquarie Council
WOLLONDILLY shire and tiny homes
LAKE MACQUARIE COUNCIL AN MOVEABLE DWELLINGS
Lockyer Valley and Tiny Homes
Bass Coast and Tiny Homes
Council to trial domestic use of tiny houses on wheels
Here is collection of articles reflecting the changes being made
Aussie makes $400 a week by renting out unusual home
Relaxed restrictions on granny flat rentals pitched to help ease housing crisis
I live in a two-by-four-metre tiny house parked in my friend’s backyard because I can't afford to rent
Government is buying 8 new tiny homes for emergency housing in Gympie
What does it cost to build a granny flat?
Going tiny: they don't neatly fit into any regulations, but these homes are booming
Prefab homes for nurses, cops as Qld seeks housing fix
Tiny houses may not be the big answer
Granny flat: How can it add value to your property?
Tiny house needs a place to call home
What it's really like to live in a tiny home – from people who've done it for years