In this ~23 minute video, Jay Shafer of Tumbleweed Tiny House Company,
discusses building codes and civil disobedience among other subjects:
This video suggests, to the tune of a couple of "gently rebellious
folk songs", the relative ease and simplicity of (small) house
If you don't think you have a fast enough connection to download these
videos, you can get a download manager that resets dropped/slow
connections, sometimes in the form of a plugin for your browser that
allows downloading streaming videos for later viewing.
(So) You can (also) go to a place, such as a neighbour, local library
or cafe, where there's a faster line, and download all kinds of things
for later viewing at your leisure.
If all else fails, there are plenty of links to static pages with nice
images, even beginning with a Google Images keyword search.
Another place/way to begin might be here (see also links below):
You can spend your years fighting the system, and lose, or you can
carve your own path based on what you believe in.
Cape Coral, FL requires all homes be at least 1100 sf so a tiny, or
tumbleweed, home will not be allowed there now or in the indefinite
future, so why bother even trying?
In Bean Blossom, IN I already have a tiny home, 12'x12' and though I
am not in violation of any rules it doesn't really matter.
Rules restrict, and propagate exponentially, to the peril of all
I was thinking of rebuilding my 6m / 20ft caravan, but it survived a big
cyclone for the second time undamaged so maybe there's no hurry :-)
[Never been successfully challenged as a code breach - I've kept the
wheels on and the tyres pumped up, so it's a road vehicle, not an
Here in Queensland Oz, things have moved a bit in the right direction.
Under recent sustainability measures, it is now illegal for developers to
mandate a minimum size for a dwelling. There are still a few local
ordinances that specify a minimum size, but the State Code writers
recently promised they will start weeding these out this year. They said
they'd start last year, but never mind, some progress being made :-)
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