As the Tiny House is on wheels, it is categorized as a mobile home. In that sense, the construction doesn’t require any building permission. Anyway, each EU country has their own legislation but in general there are some common things in all countries.
The rules for a Tiny House are really similar to an RV. You can park on your private garden, friends or family’s one. Only one condition is important, you shouldn’t stay more than 3 months without having declared your presence to the city hall. However, if you wish to stay longer, you can freely ask, to the city hall, an autorisation to stay.
If you want to travel with or move your tiny house, you have to keep legislation codes.
- 3500 kg maxi with the weight of the trailer
- 2,55m large maxi
- 4,0m to 4,5 high maxi (Slovenia 4,2m; Austria and Germany: 4,0m, France 4,3m, etc.)
As any kind of trailer, Tiny House must have a matriculation.
Driving licence are similar in all EU countries. In most cases, you will need an additional driving licence BE to track the tiny house.
As a mobile home, the Tiny House must be covered as a vehicle (when you drive on a public road) AND as a habitation (about the standards risks related to the accommodation).
An annual tax is required for any kind of mobile home including the Tiny House. In France this tax is 150 EUR, after 10 years it is 100 EUR and after 15 years 0 EUR. However, you can benefit from some exemption according to your financial situation.
David is a CEO of KAKIS & houzEKO and development manager at Institute mOBILNO to go. He is by profession a civil engineer but he soon decided to start his own path in sustainable and cleantech technologies.