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Tiny house builders in Louisiana

Tiny House Regulations and Zoning Requirements in Louisiana

In Louisiana, cities and counties are supposed to abide by the 2012 International Residential Code (IRC), when coming up with their building ordinances and regulations.

That means that at least room in the house must be at least 120 square feet in size. Most of the other rules are not so easy to follow either when building a tiny house. The 2015 IRC revision relaxes some requirements, but Louisiana is yet to adopt it.

A city like Lafayette, while not explicitly prohibiting tiny houses, rarely approves any. A tiny house on a foundation has to meet stringent safety codes, and zoning regulations.

For example, an accessory unit can not be bigger than 25 percent of the main house.
Those on wheels can only be placed in RV parks, and never on a property with an existing house.

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